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Arpita Singh
(1937)

Twenty-seven Ducks of Memory



“Somehow, I have always had the belief that a primitive force exists within us. As individuals, we have to satisfy this instinct; we cannot escape it. As an artist, I try to distill into each of my lines my own stories of darkness.” - ARPITA SINGH

Arpita Singh’s pictorial vocabulary is largely influenced by the multiple histories she has witnessed and the narratives she has had a role in developing, ranging from the personal to the...



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  Lot 25 of 55  

SPRING LIVE AUCTION: MODERN INDIAN ART
6 APRIL 2022

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Rs 2,16,00,000
$288,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Arpita Singh
Twenty-seven Ducks of Memory

Signed and dated twice 'ARPITA SINGH/ 1996, 96' (lower right)
1996
Oil on canvas
65.75 x 59.75 in (167 x 152 cm)

PROVENANCE
Formerly from the Collection of Rashna Imhasly-Gandhy and Behroze Gandhy
Christie's, Mumbai, 19 December 2013, lot 45
Saffronart, Mumbai, 5 March 2020, lot 10
Private Collection, Mumbai

PUBLISHED
Deepak Ananth, Arpita Singh, Gurgaon: Penguin Studio and New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2015, p. 147 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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