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Ram Kumar
(1924 - 2018)

Untitled



During the mid and late 1950s Ram Kumar painted a series of austere urban landscapes, several populated by a caste of dejected men and women, as part of his commentary on the desolation and despair felt by so many in the cities and towns of post-Independence India. Mirroring the outlook of the short stories he penned a few years earlier including his first, titled Ghar Bane Ghar Toote, “The paintings of this period should be read as ironic...



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  Lot 7 of 120  

SPRING AUCTION 2011
16-17 MARCH 2011

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$95,450
Rs 41,99,800

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Ram Kumar
Untitled

c. 1950s
Oil on canvas
27 x 19.5 in (68.6 x 49.5 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Formerly in the Collection of George M. Butcher

EXHIBITED:
Upper Grosvenor Galleries, London, 1966

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


 









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