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S H Raza
(1922 - 2016)


S H Raza’s paintings from the 1970s onwards reveal an increased preoccupation with his emotional responses and memories of India. Prompted by his frequent travels to India over the 1970s, he deepened his engagement with Indian forms, colours, and philosophies, seeking ways to “go back to his roots,” and “integrate the essence of his life experiences, his childhood memories, the celebrative aesthetics of India with the plastic skills and...

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  Lot 23 of 40  

16 MARCH 2023


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S H Raza

Signed and dated 'RAZA '72' (lower right); signed, inscribed and dated 'RAZA/ ''RAJASTHAN''/ 1972' (on the reverse), signed and inscribed 'RAZA, PARiS', bearing Andre Chenue & Fils Transports Internationaux label inscribed 'M. & MME. R. CAILLAT/ MUSEE ART MODERNE OXFORD/ ''RAJASTHAN 1973'' 26651 JOD' (on the stretcher bar, on the reverse)
Acrylic on canvas
47.25 x 47.25 in (120 x 120 cm)

Acquired directly from the artist
Formerly in the Collection of Professor Colette Caillat and Mr. Roger Caillat
Private Collection, France
Property from an Important Private Collection, India

India: Myth & Reality, Aspects of Modern Indian Art, Oxford: Museum of Modern Art, 27 June - 8 August 1982
Raza: Quinze Ans de Peinture 1971-1985, Paris: Galerie Pierre Parat, 12 November - 30 December 1985

George Waldemar, "Raza and the Orient of the Spirit", Lalit Kala Contemporary 16, New Delhi, September 1973 (illustrated)
S H Raza and Paule Gauthier, Cimaise Art et Architecture Actuels, No. 130, Paris, April - June 1977, p. 54 (illustrated)
David Elliott and Ebrahim Alkazi eds., India: Myth & Reality, Aspects of Modern Indian Art, Oxford: Museum of Modern Art, 1982, p. 2 (illustrated)
Chemould Publications & Arts, Raza, Bombay: Vakil & Sons Ltd., 1985 (illustrated)
Ashok Vajpeyi, Raza: Text-Interview-Poetry, New Delhi: Ravi Kumar, 2002 (illustrated)
Ashok Vajpeyi, "Abhivyakti ki Bahulta hi Samakalen Bhartiya Kala ki Samrudhi ka Adhar hai", Samakalen Kala No.21, New Delhi: Lalit Kala Akademi, February - May 2002, p. 10 (illustrated)
Michel Imbert ed., Raza: An Introduction to his Painting, Noida: Rainbow Publishers, 2003, p. 43 (illustrated)
Ashok Vajpeyi, Itinerary S H Raza, The Carnet Series, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2015, p. 25 (illustrated)
Ashok Vajpeyi ed., Yet Again: Nine New Essays on Raza, Kolkata: Akar Prakar in collaboration with The Raza Foundation in association with Mapin Publishing, 2015, p. 40 (illustrated)
Anne Macklin, S H Raza: Catalogue Raisonné, 1972 - 1989 (Volume II), New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery and Raza Foundation, 2022, p. 40 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


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