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V S Gaitonde
Untitled


An accident in the mid-1980s caused Gaitonde to take a hiatus from painting on his trademark large canvases. Instead, he turned to smaller format drawings and ink works on paper, as seen in the present lot. He used this medium to explore the visual possibilities of form and calligraphy, which stemmed from his interest in Zen philosophy. "His ink drawings from 1985-87... form an important part of his overall oeuvre and consist of nonmimetic...



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V S Gaitonde
Untitled
Signed in Devnagari and dated '85' (lower right)
1985
Ink on paper
12.5 x 10.25 in (31.7 x 26 cm)

PROVENANCE
Sotheby's, New York, 1 April 2005, lot 170 b)
An Important Private Collection, New Delhi

EXHIBITED:
Modern Indian Art, presented by Saffronart at New York: The Metropolitan Pavilion, 12-16 May 2001
Works on Paper: Online Exhibition, Mumbai: Saffronart, 2-20 February 2006

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


 


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