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Meera Mukherjee
(1923 - 1998)

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“As the fires keep burning, for the 10 or 12 hours that a piece is being fired, I am alert and trying to keep it alive. Sculpture thus becomes a complete, total process. It is like nurturing and nourishing, like making a human being and bringing him to life.” - MEERA MUKHERJEE

Meera Mukherjee’s sculptural forms reflect her deep reverence for her roots, tradition, and history. Significantly interested in traditional sculpting...



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  Lot 41 of 55  

SPRING LIVE AUCTION: MODERN INDIAN ART
6 APRIL 2022

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Meera Mukherjee
Balance

1995
Bronze
Height: 53.25 in (135.3 cm)
Width: 38.25 in (97.2 cm)
Depth: 13 in (33 cm)

Four-sided rectangular sculpture with figures in relief on two sides
Side a has male figure with weighing scale
Side b has female figures

PROVENANCE
Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata, 1995
Important Corporate Collection, Kolkata
Acquired from the above

EXHIBITED
Kolkata: Birla Academy of Art and Culture, 1995
Ghare Baire | The World, The Home and Beyond: 18th-20th Century Art in Bengal, presented by DAG at Kolkata: Old Currency Building, 12 January 2020 - 28 November 2021

PUBLISHED
Kishore Singh ed., Ghare Baire: The World, The Home and Beyond, New Delhi: DAG, 2020, pp. 210-211 (illustrated)

Category: Sculpture
Style: Figurative


 









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