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S H Raza
(1922 - 2016)

Encountre



From his days as a member of the Progressive Artists' Group in Bombay in the late 1940s, S.H. Raza's artistic career has centred on the pursuit of 'significant form' - a term coined by the renowned British critic Clive Bell to describe that perfect combination of line, colour and shape which leads, via emotion, to a "world of aesthetic ecstasy" (Clive Bell, "Art and Significant Form", Art, 1913).

However, even after moving to France...



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  Lot 6 of 70  

SUMMER ART AUCTION 2012
19-20 JUNE 2012

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Winning Bid
$585,000
Rs 3,15,90,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

S H Raza
Encountre

Signed and dated 'RAZA '85' (lower right); signed twice, dated and inscribed 'RAZA/ 1985/ "Encountre''[sic]' (on the reverse)
1985
Acrylic on canvas
47 x 47 in (119.4 x 119.4 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Saffronart, 19-20 June 2012, lot 6
Distinguished Private Collection, Mumbai

PUBLISHED:
Ranjit Hoskote, Ashok Vajpeyi, Yashodhara Dalmia and Avni Doshi, Vistaar: S H Raza, Mumbai: Art Musings, 2012, p. 54 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


 









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