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Amrita Sher-Gil
Boys with Lemons


Amrita Sher-Gil - often deemed as the "Frida Kahlo" of Indian art - was not only one of the first women to emerge into the Indian art space, but was also an artist par excellence, considered one of India's most important artists of the 20th century. In her brief career spanning just about a decade, she was able to evolve a new language for modern Indian art, changing its course forever. "She went on to spearhead the path of modernity in Indian...



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  Lot 9 of 40  

SPRING LIVE AUCTION | MUMBAI, LIVE
5 MARCH 2020

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Winning Bid
Rs 15,68,00,000
$2,240,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Amrita Sher-Gil
Boys with Lemons
Signed and dated 'Amrita Sher-Gil/ 1935' (lower right)
1935
Oil on canvas
36 x 22 in (91.5 x 56 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist's family

EXHIBITED
Amrita Sher-Gil, New Delhi: Rabindra Bhavan Galleries and National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), 1 March - 26 April 1970

PUBLISHED
R de L Furtado, Three Painters, New Delhi: Dhoomimal Ramchand, 1960, pl. 6 (illustrated)
K G Subramanyan, Amrita Sher-Gil, New Delhi: The Organizing Committee: Amrita Sher-Gil Exhibition, 1970, pl. 13 (illustrated)
Baldoon Dhingra, Amrita Sher-Gil, New Delhi: Lalit Kala Akademi, 1984, pl. 7 (illustrated)
Vivan Sundaram ed., Amrita Sher-Gil: A Self-Portrait in Letters & Writings, Volume 1, New Delhi: Tulika Books, 2010, p. 210 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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