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K H Ara
Untitled


K H Ara's entry and success into the Indian art world has been described as nothing short of "astonishing" by art critics and historians. Born to a Dalit bus driver in a village in Andhra Pradesh, Ara ran away to Bombay at the age of seven, began working as a car cleaner, and eventually discovered he could paint. Using an apropos metaphor for the still life paintings that Ara eventually became famous for, critic Jagmohan compares the artist's...



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  Lot 13 of 67  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
12 SEPTEMBER 2019

Estimate



Winning Bid
Rs 1,20,00,000
$169,014

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

K H Ara
Untitled
Signed 'ARA' (lower left)
Circa 1940s
Oil, watercolour and charcoal on paper pasted on linen
39.5 x 29.5 in (100.6 x 74.7 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist, circa 1940s
Thence by descent

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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