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Prabhakar Barwe
(1936 - 1995)

Untitled



“I thought painting was like war with the canvas, only later I realised it was not so, that one has to surrender, to start speaking, so that there is a dialogue. This I only understood later.”
– PRABHAKAR BARWE

Prabhakar Barwe was occupied with exploring the nuances of form and space over his artistic career spanning three decades. “A playful relationship exists between form and space. Indeed, what is form in one context becomes...



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  Lot 33 of 70  

WINTER LIVE AUCTION: INDIAN ART
15 DECEMBER 2021

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Winning Bid
Rs 2,64,00,000
$354,362

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Prabhakar Barwe
Untitled

Signed and dated in Devnagari (lower right)
1968
Oil, enamel and artificial eye on canvas
47 x 59 in (119.4 x 149.9 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist's family
Private Collection, Mumbai
Property from an Important Private Collection, Chennai

EXHIBITED
Inside the Empty Box: Prabhakar Barwe, Mumbai: National Gallery of Modern Art, 8 February - 8 March 2019
Astitva: The Essence of Prabhakar Barwe, New Delhi: National Gallery of Modern Art, 12 June - 28 July 2019

PUBLISHED
Neville Tuli ed., The Flamed-Mosaic: Indian Contemporary Painting, Ahmedabad: The Tuli Foundation for Holistic Education & Art (HEART), 1997, p. 233 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


 









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