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Akbar Padamsee
Untitled


In the present lot, Akbar Padamsee constructs the portrait on canvas through brief, staccato dabs of paint applied with a palette knife. The earthy brown tones of the figure, against patches of blue, set a contemplative tone for the painting. Padamsee painted portraits for a brief period in the 1950s, after which he concentrated on developing his vocabulary for cityscapes and metascapes. He returned to the portrait in the 1980s. The portraits he...



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  Lot 46 of 106  

WINTER ONLINE AUCTION
9-10 DECEMBER 2019

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Akbar Padamsee
Untitled
Signed and dated 'PADAMSEE 87' (upper right)
1987
Oil on canvas
29.5 x 29.5 in (75 x 75 cm)

PROVENANCE
Christie's, New York, 20 September 2006, lot 120
Saffronart, 8-9 June 2016, lot 27

PUBLISHED:
Bhanumati Padamsee and Annapurna Garimella eds., Akbar Padamsee: Work in Language, Mumbai: Marg Publications and Pundole Art Gallery, 2010, p. 96 (illustrated)

Category: Painting


 









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