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K G Subramanyan
Bird Spirits and Flayed Buffalo


Subramanyan's reverse paintings on glass and acrylic, made in several phases since 1979, are funny, flamboyant, malicious, seductive [...] They capture a pervasive sensuousness that is no longer a hide-and-seek of phantoms but of characters in a masquerade. There is a conspicuous close-up of figures and objects clutched together in a sparkling focus. (Geeta Kapur, "Mid-Century Ironies: K G Subramanyan," When Was Modernism, New Delhi:...



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  Lot 83 of 120  

CREATIVE CIRCUIT: THE ART OF K G SUBRAMANYAN
19-20 JANUARY 2021

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$45,400
Rs 32,68,800

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ARTWORK DETAILS

K G Subramanyan
Bird Spirits and Flayed Buffalo
Initialled in Tamil (lower right)
2013
Reverse painting on acrylic
36 x 36 in (91.4 x 91.4 cm)

PROVENANCE
Estate of K. G. Subramanyan managed by The Seagull Foundation for the Arts

EXHIBITED
New Works: K G Subramanyan, New Delhi: Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, 13 - 25 March 2014; Hyderabad: Salar Jung Museum, 26 July - 16 August 2014; Kochi: Lalit Kala Akademi, Regional Centre, August 2014; Chennai: Lalit Kala Akademi, Regional Centre, September 2014; Bangalore: National Gallery of Modern Art, November 2014; Santiniketan: Nandan Gallery, Kala Bhavana, 5 - 14 February 2015; Kolkata: The Harrington Street Arts Centre, 18 - 25 February 2015

PUBLISHED
New Works: K G Subramanyan, Kolkata: Seagull Foundation for the Arts, 2014

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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