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Ram Kumar
Composition


"I wanted to develop elements in figurative painting and go beyond it." - RAM KUMAR

The present lot is an important transitional work painted towards the end of Ram Kumar's early figurative phase. Kumar's paintings of the 1950s were preoccupied with capturing the existential anguish of humanity. "As a young artist, Ram Kumar was captivated by, or rather obsessed with, the human face because of the ease and intensity with which...



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  Lot 15 of 67  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
12 SEPTEMBER 2019

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Rs 2,04,00,000
$287,324

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Ram Kumar
Composition
Signed 'RAM KUMAR' (lower left); signed and inscribed 'RAM KUMAR/ "COMPOSITION"' (on the reverse)
1958
Oil on canvas
23.5 x 35 in (59.7 x 88.9 cm)

PROVENANCE
Private American Collector
Christie's, New York, 20 March 2013, lot 81

EXHIBITED
Remembering Ram Kumar, New Delhi: Saffronart, 2 - 17 February 2019

PUBLISHED
Remembering Ram Kumar, Mumbai: Saffronart, 2019, pp. 20 - 21 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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