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Ram Kumar
Leh


"I must say that I find 'stillness' in a painting as mystifying as... 'movement.' I remember that when I went to Ladakh, everything was so still. I found a bleak landscape, almost like a desert, spread from one end to the other without a single visual break. I think some of my paintings I tried to do about Ladakh were like that - with hardly any break in the form." - RAM KUMAR

Ram Kumar visited Ladakh twice, in 1976 and 1993,...



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  Lot 56 of 67  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
12 SEPTEMBER 2019

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Winning Bid
Rs 1,32,00,000
$185,915

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Ram Kumar
Leh
Signed and dated 'Ram Kumar 1980' (on the reverse)
1980
Oil on canvas
72.75 x 51.5 in (185 x 130.5 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist
Saffronart, 6-7 June 2017, lot 97
Acquired from the above

EXHIBITED:
Ram Kumar: Selected Works 1950-2010, New Delhi: Lalit Kala Akademi, 14 - 20 December 2010; Vadehra Art Gallery, 23 December - 10 January 2011

PUBLISHED:
Gagan Gill ed., Ram Kumar: A Journey Within, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 1996, p. 138 (illustrated)
Uma Prakash, Ram Kumar: Selected Works 1950-2010, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2010, p. 79 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


 









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