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G R Iranna
(1970)

A Map for a King



There is a sense of power as well as one of nostalgia in the present lot, a large tarpaulin tableau by G.R. Iranna. Covered in fissures, the piece portrays a king in a court-portrait like setting. However, the ruler seated on his throne has a cracked, featureless visage, and the tigers that flank him seem grey and old. Once magisterial, these figures are now “…trapped between past and future, power and the loss of power. These are tragic...



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  Lot 14 of 110  

SPRING AUCTION 2009
11-12 MARCH 2009

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ARTWORK DETAILS

G R Iranna
A Map for a King

Signed and dated in English (lower left)
2006
Acrylic on tarpaulin
64.5 x 146 in (163.8 x 370.8 cm)

PUBLISHED:
The Dancer on the Horse: Reflections on the Art of Iranna GR, Ranjit Hoskote, Mapin Publishing, Ahmedabad, 2007

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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