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Dhanraj Bhagat
Untitled (Monarch)


Amongst the themes Dhanraj Bhagat explored through his sculptural practice was that of the ruler or 'monarch' as a representative of man's responsibilities. In this series of sculptures, largely executed in wood combined with copper or brass, "The King (sometimes called Monarch) is both a martyr who is crowned and nailed and also drinks the cup of bitters - a chalice embossed, studded and ritualistic. These wood sculptures which are roughly hewn...



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  Lot 72 of 85  

SUMMER ART AUCTION
19-20 JUNE 2013

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Winning Bid
$11,064
Rs 6,19,584

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Dhanraj Bhagat
Untitled (Monarch)
c. 1960s
Wood, nails and copper sheet
Height: 17.5 in (44.4 cm)
Width: 9.5 in (24.1 cm)
Depth: 7 in (17.7 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Formerly in the Collection of the Artist's Family
Private Collection, New Delhi

Category: Sculpture
Style: Figurative


 









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