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Jehangir Sabavala
(1922 - 2011)

Icarus



Jehangir Sabavala’s canvases from the early and mid 1960s mark one of the most important turns in his oeuvre; a period of crystallization and definition in his painterly evolution during which he discovered the artistic vocabulary that would take his paintings from being “pretext for adventure” to “site[s] of epiphany” that transcended common genres and motifs. “Between 1961 and 1964, Sabavala attempted to break away from the suffocating...



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  Lot 43 of 90  

AUTUMN AUCTION 2010
8-9 SEPTEMBER 2010

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Winning Bid
$258,762
Rs 1,16,44,268

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Jehangir Sabavala
Icarus

Signed and dated in English (lower right and verso)
1965
Oil on canvas
41.5 x 35.5 in (105.4 x 90.2 cm)

EXHIBITED:
Recent Works of Jehangir Sabavala, Gallery Chemould at Coomarasawmy Hall, Mumbai, Kunika-Chemould Art Centre, New Delhi, 1966

PUBLISHED:
Sabavala, Mulk Raj Anand, Sadanga Series, Vakil, Feffer & Simon, Mumbai, 1966
The Crucible of Painting: The Art of Jehangir Sabavala, Ranjit Hoskote, Eminence Designs, Mumbai, 2005

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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