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Prodosh Das Gupta
Untitled (Woman with Basket)


Prodosh Das Gupta formally trained in sculpture in Chennai, Lucknow, London and Paris. As a result of this experience, he was able to effortlessly merge Western artistic ideals with Indian sculptural traditions to create his own idiom. The artist, who served as the curator of the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi from 1957 to 1970, believed that abstraction needed an image, and "related the form of his sculpture, however simplified or...



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  Lot 18 of 40  

WINTER LIVE AUCTION: MODERN INDIAN ART
8 DECEMBER 2020

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Rs 6,60,000
$9,041

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Prodosh Das Gupta
Untitled (Woman with Basket)
Inscribed, signed and dated '1/6 P. Das Gupta/ 1990' (on the reverse)
1990
Bronze
Height: 11.75 in (29.7 cm)
Width: 7 in (18 cm)
Depth: 9.75 in (25 cm)

First from a limited edition of six

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, New Delhi

EXHIBITED
Prodosh Das Gupta, 1912-1991: A Retrospective Exhibition of Sculptures, New Delhi: The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), 1 - 15 November 2008 (another from the edition)
Contours and Volumes, New Delhi: Lalit Kala Akademi, 31 March - 13 April 2012 (another from the edition)
Translating Modernity: Sculptures by Prodosh Das Gupta, New Delhi: Akar Prakar Contemporary, 28 February - 28 March 2020 (another from the edition)

PUBLISHED
Virendra Kumar Jain, Prodosh Das Gupta: Sculptures & Drawings, New Delhi: Kumar Gallery Pvt. Ltd., 2008, p. 59 (illustrated, another from the edition)
P Daw ed., Essays on Art by Prodosh Dasgupta, Kolkata: West Bengal Bangla Academy, 2009, pp. 173, 196 (illustrated, another from the edition)
S Mazumdar ed., Prodosh Das Gupta, New Delhi: Lalit Kala Akademi, 2012, p. 40 (illustrated, another from the edition)
Uma Nair, Translating Modernity: Sculptures by Prodosh Das Gupta, New Delhi: Akar Prakar Contemporary, p. 39 (illustrated, another from the edition)

Category: Sculpture
Style: Figurative


 









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