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Pilloo Pochkanawala
Assassination


One of India's foremost women sculptors, Pilloo Pochkhanawala carved her own niche at a time when art was dominated by painting. Born in Mumbai in 1923, she was a self-taught artist, and was inspired to become a sculptor after a trip to Europe for a commercial assignment in 1951 that left her awed by the medium. "Evidently, it was my sudden grasp of the third dimension that left me mortified by the sculptures... because I was seized by the fear...



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  Lot 30 of 67  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
12 SEPTEMBER 2019

Estimate



Winning Bid
Rs 50,40,000
$70,986

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Pilloo Pochkanawala
Assassination
1981
Cement, metal and painted fibreglass
Height: 31.5 in (80 cm)
Width: 19 in (48.5 cm)
Depth: 17 in (43 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist
Property from a Corporate Collection, Mumbai

PUBLISHED
S A Krishnan ed., Pilloo Pochkhanawala, New Delhi: Lalit Kala Akademi, 2007, p. 23 (illustrated)

Category: Sculpture
Style: Figurative


 









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