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Ram Kumar
(1924 - 2018)

Untitled (Benaras)



“...in Benaras, the mystery of both life and death can be expressed. They are visible and there doesn’t seem to be much difference between the two, as we see them when you are away in a normal sort of life. So you see that the city of Benaras, through its depths, conveys much more than outer appearances. It’s much more inner than what is reflected on the outside...” - RAM KUMAR

Ram Kumar made a defining journey to Benaras in 1960...



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  Lot 27 of 109  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
22-23 JUNE 2022

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Ram Kumar
Untitled (Benaras)

Circa 1960s
Oil on board
29.25 x 21.75 in (74.3 x 55.2 cm)

PROVENANCE
Kumar Gallery, New Delhi
Private Collection, UK
Saffronart, New Delhi, 8 September 2016, lot 64
Property of a Distinguished Lady, USA

EXHIBITED
Modernist Art from India: Approaching Abstraction, New York: Rubin Museum of Art, 4 May - 16 October 2012
Modernist Art from India: Radical Terrain, New York: Rubin Museum of Art, 16 November 2012 - 29 April 2013

PUBLISHED
Keshav Malik, Spirit Set Free: Golden Jubilee 1955-2005, New Delhi: Kumar Gallery, 2005, p.182 (illustrated)
Beth Citron, Modernist Art from India, New York: Rubin Museum of Art, 2012 (illustrated, unpaginated)

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


 









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