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Ram Kumar
Untitled


"Benares is important for me both as an artist and as a human being, the first paintings came at a point when I wanted to develop elements in figurative painting and go beyond it, my first visit to the city invoked an emotional reaction as it had peculiar associations. But such romantic ideas were dispelled when I came face to face with reality. There was so much pain and sorrow of humanity. As an artist it became a challenge to portray...



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  Lot 74 of 126  

SPRING ONLINE AUCTION
11-12 MARCH 2021

Estimate



Winning Bid
$60,000
Rs 43,20,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Ram Kumar
Untitled
Signed in Devnagari and dated '1961' (upper right); dated twice and signed 'Ram Kumar/ 1961' (on the reverse)
1961
Oil on canvas
26.5 x 26.5 in (67 x 67 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist
Property of a Gentleman, New Delhi
Saffronart, Mumbai, 13 March 2018, lot 39

EXHIBITED
Remembering Ram Kumar, New Delhi: Saffronart, 2 - 17 February 2019

PUBLISHED
Remembering Ram Kumar, Mumbai: Saffronart, 2019, p. 37 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


 









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