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K Ramanujam
(1941 - 1973)

Untitled




K Ramanujan, who died young, typified the image of a troubled artist struggling with his own self-image. Ramanujan, who died young at the age of 33, on 4th January 1973, was a schizophrenic. He was found unconscious and frothing at the mouth at the Cholamandal Art Village in Chennai. This artist of tremendous potential was perhaps unable to reconcile himself to reality and committed suicide.

Despite the dark demons that...



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  Lot 39 of 70  

WINTER LIVE AUCTION: INDIAN ART
15 DECEMBER 2021

Estimate



Winning Bid
Rs 13,20,000
$17,718

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

K Ramanujam
Untitled

Signed and dated 'K Ramanujam/ 70' (lower right)
1970
Pen and ink on paper
11.25 x 7.75 in (28.8 x 19.4 cm)

PROVENANCE
Purchased directly from the artist in the 1970s
Private Collection, Chennai

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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