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Akbar Padamsee
(1928 - 2020)

Prophet



“Padamsee’s early figures, done in the 1950s, were almost iconic in their rigid, frontal stances and the thickly contoured angularity of the bodies. These stiffly erect, archaic forms evoked a feeling of a distant obeisance to cult images rather than any human interaction” (Yashodhara Dalmia, The Making of Modern Indian Art: The Progressives, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2001, p. 213). The present lot, executed in Paris in 1953, is...



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  Lot 13 of 100  

SPRING AUCTION 2010
10-11 MARCH 2010

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$278,875
Rs 1,25,49,375

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Akbar Padamsee
Prophet

Signed and dated in English (upper left)
1953
Oil on canvas
23 x 17 in (58.4 x 43.2 cm)

PUBLISHED:
Akbar Padamsee - Work in Language, eds. Bhanumati Padamsee and Annapurna Garimella, Marg Publications in association with Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2010

Akbar Padamsee: Works on Paper - Critical Boundaries, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2004

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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