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Jagdish Swaminath's art was rooted in the quest for a unique vocabulary for modern art that looked inward rather than to the West. To do so, he dedicated himself to the study of Pahari miniatures and ancient totemic symbols that were symbolic of this purity of vision, and represented an attempt to bridge India's aesthetic past with the present.

The most well-regarded in his oeuvre is the famous 'Bird, Mountain, Tree' series where he...



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  Lot 42 of 76  

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

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$66,000
Rs 48,18,000

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Jagdish Swaminathan
Untitled
Signed and dated in Devnagari (on the reverse)
1982
Oil on canvas
31.75 x 41.25 in (80.5 x 105 cm)

The work includes a Certificate of Authenticity from the J Swaminathan Foundation, signed by the artist's son S Kalidas

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist, circa 1980s
Thence by descent
Private Collection, New York

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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