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K H Ara
Untitled (Landscape)


K H Ara's entry and success into the Indian art world has been described as nothing short of "astonishing" by art critics and historians. Born to a Dalit bus driver in a village in Andhra Pradesh, Ara ran away to Bombay at the age of seven, began working as a car cleaner, and eventually discovered he could paint. Using an apropos metaphor for the still life paintings that Ara eventually became famous for, critic Jagmohan compares the artist's...



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  Lot 16 of 50  

SPRING LIVE AUCTION | MODERN INDIAN ART
11 MARCH 2021

Estimate



Winning Bid
Rs 50,40,000
$70,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

K H Ara
Untitled (Landscape)
Signed 'ARA' (lower left); bearing exhibition label (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
21.5 x 29.75 in (54.5 x 75.5 cm)

PROVENANCE
Christie's, New York, 17 September 2015, lot 727
Property from a Distinguished Parsi Collection, Mumbai

Category: Painting
Style: Landscape


 









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