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George Keyt
(1901 - 1992)

Untitled (Nayika and The Lover)



George Keyt was known for his unique artistic vocabulary, which drew from Indian and Buddhist mythology and iconography, local South Asian art practices, as well as western art movements such as Cubism, resulting in distinctive compositions. He was at the forefront of Sri Lanka’s modern art movement. These varied influences are visible in the present lot, depicting a nayika, or heroine, with her lover. Rendered in strong lines and...



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  Lot 61 of 89  

SPRING ONLINE AUCTION
27-28 MARCH 2019

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$15,600
Rs 10,60,800

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ARTWORK DETAILS

George Keyt
Untitled (Nayika and The Lover)

Signed and dated 'G.Keyt/ 74' (upper left)
1974
Acrylic on masonite
12.75 x 12 in (32.5 x 30.2 cm)

PROVENANCE
Formerly from the Collection of Kusum Keyt, Colombo
Collection of Rene Margies and Matthias Servais
Christie's, New York, 17 September 2013, lot 143
Acquired from the above

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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