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"While Subramanyan insists upon the importance of the iconography of what he would call "tradition," he also insists upon the importance of "enlivening" these icons, and deliberately interrupting their easy transmission. As a result, even as he denies mastery over his own works, their distance from mere convention is a product of Subramanyan's own sensibility. (Karin Zitzewitz, "The Modernist Icon and Visual Culture: K G Subramanyan," The Art of...



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  Lot 106 of 120  

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

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$2,460
Rs 1,77,120

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ARTWORK DETAILS

K G Subramanyan

a) Untitled
Initialled in Tamil (lower right)
2007
Crayon and watercolour on paper
10.5 x 9 in (26.6 x 22.8 cm)

EXHIBITED
Drawings of Women, presented by The Seagull Foundation for the Arts at Santiniketan: Nandan Gallery, Kala Bhavana, 5 - 14 February 2017; Patna: Bihar Museum, 3 - 16 November 2017; Kolkata: Birla Academy of Art and Culture, 14 March - 14 April 2018; New Delhi: Art Heritage, 13 August - 9 September 2018; Hyderabad: Kalakriti Art Gallery, 20 October - 1 November 2018; Ahmedabad: L&P Hutheesingh Visual Art Centre, 20 November - 2 December 2018

PUBLISHED
R Siva Kumar, Women Seen and Remembered: Drawings of Women by K G Subramanyan, Kolkata: Seagull Books, 2017, p. 208

K G Subramanyan, Drawings, Mumbai: The Guild, 2010, p. 225

b) Untitled
Initialled in Tamil (lower left)
2006
Pen, crayon and watercolour on paper
11 x 7.25 in (27.9 x 18.4 cm)

(Set of two)

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

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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