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Akbar Padamsee
(1928 - 2020)

Untitled



“It seems to me that it is not possible to ever exhaust all possibilities of imaging the human head, each similar and yet so dissimilar. My ardent search is for a look, a gaze, an expression, a stance and a placement.” - AKBAR PADAMSEE

Akbar Padamsee explored figuration throughout his artistic career of over six decades. In his portraits, he paints faces that are rarely identifiable, but are nonetheless charged with emotion. “I...



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SPRING LIVE AUCTION: MODERN INDIAN ART
6 APRIL 2022

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Akbar Padamsee
Untitled

Signed and dated 'PADAMSEE/ 62' (upper right)
1962
Oil on canvas
36.5 x 28.75 in (92.5 x 73 cm)

PROVENANCE
Christie's, New York, 23 September 2004, lot 186
Property from a Private Collection, New York

PUBLISHED
Bhanumati Padamsee and Anupama Garimella eds., Akbar Padamsee: Work in Language, Mumbai: Marg Publications and Pundole Art Gallery, 2010, p. 141 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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