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Ram Kumar
Untitled


The present lot, painted in 1961, is one of Kumar's earliest Benaras paintings, a subject that became a defining theme in his oeuvre. A year prior, Kumar took a trip to Varanasi, the city of death and rebirth, which supplied him with a new exposure to human suffering that lay at the intersection of faith and torment. With this turn, he sought to liberate reality from its human context.

Kumar's early Benares works negotiate the...



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  Lot 20 of 120  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
12-13 JUNE 2019

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Ram Kumar
Untitled
Signed and dated 'Ram Kumar 1961' (on the reverse)
1961
Oil on canvas
12.75 x 24.75 in (32.7 x 63 cm)

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Acquired directly from the artist
Saffronart, 6-7 June 2017, lot 8

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


 









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