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Atul Dodiya
Portrait of Niko Pirosmani (1862-1918)


The present lot was first exhibited in 2007 as part of Atul Dodiya’s exhibition Shri Khakhar Prasanna, in memory of his friend and contemporary Bhupen Khakhar. Held at Gallery Chemould in Mumbai, the exhibition featured busts and portraits of Khakhar, as well as works representative of the people and experiences influential to Khakhar’s life and practice, such as Niko Pirosmani, a Georgian painter, pictured in the present lot. Pirosmani...



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  Lot 77 of 89  

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27-28 MARCH 2019

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Atul Dodiya
Portrait of Niko Pirosmani (1862-1918)
Inscribed 'NIKO PIROSMANI/ (1862 - 1918)' (lower centre); signed, dated twice and inscribed 'ATUL DODIYA/ -'Portrait of Niko Pirosmani'/ -2005/ - Atul./ 05' (on the reverse)
2005
Enamel paint on laminate board, cotton kurta and cotton pyjamas on iron hangers
72 x 48 in (183 x 122 cm)

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Property from an Important Collection, UK

EXHIBITED:
Atul Dodiya: Shri Khakhar Prasanna, Mumbai: Gallery Chemould, 2 February - 3 March 2007
The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today, London: Saatchi Gallery, 29 January - 8 May 2010
La Route de la Soie, Lille: Tri Postal, 20 October 2010 - 16 January 2011

PUBLISHED:
Shireen Gandhy, Ranjit Hoskote et al, Atul Dodiya: Shri Khakhar Prasanna, Mumbai: Gallery Chemould, 2007, p. 61 (installation view), p. 89 (illustrated)
Zehra Jumabhoy, The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today, London: Jonathan Cape, 2009, p. 28 (illustrated)
La Route de La soie, Lille: Tri Postal (TBC), 2010, p. 38-39 (illustrated)
Norman Rosenthal, Richard Cork et al, History of the Saatchi Gallery, London: Booth-Clibborn Editions, 2011, p. 799 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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