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Ram Kumar
Spring


Ram Kumar's landscapes evolved from realistic representations to abstract interpretations, pared down to colours and forms rather than depicting an identifiable location. In works such as the present lot, the artist "translates the landscape into a system of lines, planes, blocks; their machine-edged logic, entering into dialogue with texture and tone, govern the distribution of significant masses over the picture space... He does not mirror...



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  Lot 24 of 76  

ALIVE: EVENING SALE OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
17 SEPTEMBER 2020

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Winning Bid
Rs 72,00,000
$98,630

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Ram Kumar
Spring
Signed in Devnagari and dated '61' (lower left); bearing Lalit Kala Akademi label (on the reverse)
1961
Oil on canvas
41.5 x 32.5 in (105.5 x 82.7 cm)

PROVENANCE
Christie's, New York, 20 September 2007, lot 105
Saffronart, 10-11 June 2009, lot 74
Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Mumbai

EXHIBITED
Contemporary Indian Art, presented by New Delhi: Lalit Kala Akademi at Nairobi, Kampala, Dar es Salaam, 1965 - 1966

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


 









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