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Jagdish Swaminathan
The Emerging Sign


The present lot represents the earliest phase of Jagdish Swaminathan's oeuvre, during which he turned to the symbology of ancient cave paintings, totemic symbols from early societies, and indigenous Indian art forms. This quest to create a new language for modern Indian art by looking inward rather than to the West was to become a lifelong endeavour for the artist. Writing about this initial period, Geeta Kapur said that Swaminathan's paintings...



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  Lot 39 of 90  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
24-25 JUNE 2020

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Jagdish Swaminathan
The Emerging Sign
Signed in Devnagari; further inscribed, signed and dated 'THE EMERGING SIGN/ J. SWAMINATHAN '65' and bearing a Nordness Gallery Inc, New York label (on the reverse)
1965
Oil on canvas
23.5 x 35 in (59.7 x 88.9 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired from Nordness Gallery, New York, 1965
Private Collection, USA
Acquired from the above

EXHIBITED
The Symbolism of Swaminathan: A Journey through the Years, New Delhi: Saffronart, 23 - 30 January 2020
South Asian Modern Art, 2019: Including the Olga Bodgroff Collection of Works by Ram Kumar, London: Grosvenor Gallery, 5 June - 5 July 2019

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


 









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