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Lot 101
Untitled  - Jagannath  Panda - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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Jagannath Panda (b.1970)

Untitled
Cloth on fibreglass
Height: 15.75 in (40 cm)
Width: 29.25 in (74.5 cm)
Depth: 15 in (38 cm)

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Canis Familiaris - Thukral  and Tagra - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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Thukral and Tagra (b.1976 and b.1979)

Canis Familiaris
Acrylic and oil on canvas
75 x 75 in (190.5 x 190.5 cm)

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Somnium Genero Aeris 04 - Thukral  and Tagra - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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Thukral and Tagra (b.1976 and b.1979)

Somnium Genero Aeris 04
Acrylic and oil on canvas
72 x 144 in (182.9 x 365.8 cm)

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Untitled - G R Iranna - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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G R Iranna (b.1970)

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Acrylic on canvas
50.75 x 71.25 in (129 x 181 cm)

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Untitled - G R Iranna - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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G R Iranna (b.1970)

Untitled
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 41.75 in (91.2 x 106 cm)

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Lot 106
Untitled - Jagannath  Panda - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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Jagannath Panda (b.1970)

Untitled
Oil on canvas
35.75 x 35.75 in (90.5 x 90.5 cm)

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Lot 107
Untitled - Jitish  Kallat - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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Jitish Kallat (b.1974)

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Mixed media on paper pasted on acrylic sheet
13.5 x 10.25 in (34 x 26 cm) (each)

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Lot 108
Untitled - Chittrovanu  Mazumdar - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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Untitled
Acrylic on canvas
108 x 78 in (274.5 x 198 cm)

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Lot 109
Necessary Illusions with 24 Cups of Coffee - Baiju  Parthan - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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Baiju Parthan (b.1956)

Necessary Illusions with 24 Cups of Coffee
Acrylic and inkjet on canvas
47.75 x 71.75 in (121.2 x 182 cm)

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Lot 110
The Magic Square - Surendran  Nair - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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Surendran Nair (b.1956)

The Magic Square
Acrylic and oil on canvas
58.75 x 58.75 in (149 x 149 cm)

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Red Carpet - 2 - Rashid  Rana - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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Rashid Rana (b.1968)

Red Carpet - 2
C print and DIASEC
72 x 60 in (182.9 x 152.4 cm)

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Lot 112
Culture of the Streets - M F Husain - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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M F Husain (1913 - 2011)

Culture of the Streets

Portfolio with thirty-one Kodak C-prints, in a custom made leather portfolio with a three page introduction by Chester E. Herwitz, Circa 1980s

Portfolio size: 10.8 x 13.8 in (27.6 x 35.2 cm)
Forty-fourth from a limited edition of forty-five portfolios

Signed 'Husain' and numbered forty four on the third page at the lower left of the Introduction page

EXHIBITED
Six Indian Painters, London, The Tate Gallery, 7 April - 23 May 1982 (another from the edition)

PUBLISHED
Daniel Herwitz, Husain: Drawing, Painting, Water Colour, Graphic, Sculpture, Architecture, Photography, Tapestry, Bombay, 1988, p. 159 - 165, 168 (eight photographs illustrated) (another from the edition)

Six Indian Painters, London: The Tate Gallery, London, 1982, p. 13, 31, 33 (twelve photographs illustrated) (another from the edition)

PROVENACE
Formerly from the Collection of Bal Chhabda
Thence by descent
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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HUSAIN - Richard Bartholomew and Shiv S Kapur - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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HUSAIN

New York: Harry N Abrams, Inc., Circa 1972

242 pp, with 60 pages of text and over 200 pages of about 192 illustrations with 53 hand tipped plates in full colour; hardbound in maroon cloth binding with a Husain drawing printed in silver on the cover with original dust jacket
11 x 11.8 in (28 x 30 cm)

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F N Souza: An Introduction - Edwin  Mullins - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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Edwin Mullins (b.1933)

F N Souza: An Introduction

London: Anthony Blond Ltd., 1962

108 pages illustrated with 66 full-page colour & black-and-white plates and 24 line drawings; full grey cloth bound with black title on the front cover and spine with dust jacket.

The essay extends to 45 pages and there is a 3-page list of collectors at the end.

The first and seminal biography and appreciation of Souza written soon after he had established himself in London and written by a close friend and critic.

9 x 8.5 in (22.9 x 21.6 cm)

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Words and Lines - F N Souza - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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F N Souza (1924 - 2002)

Words and Lines

London: Villers, 1959

pp. 27 [with 18-line drawings in the text], pp. 12 carrying 23 drawings; soft bound
10 x 7.5 in (25.4 x 19 cm)

The edition was limited to one thousand copies of which one to fifty were numbered and signed by the artist.

This is an unnumbered copy.

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Lot 116
Amrita Sher-Gil - Karl  Khandalavala - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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Amrita Sher-Gil

Bombay: New Book Co., 1945 [Title page says 1944/ back of title-page reads 'First Published in 1945']

pp 71; frontispiece portrait; 20 full-page tipped-in colour plates at the end; 3 tipped-in colour plates in the text; 5 tipped-in monochrome plates in the text; 8 monochrome plates at the end and numerous line drawings in the text including some full page; Red elephant based on the last incomplete painting by Sher-Gil on cover; Beige full-cloth binding without dustjacket.
14.9 x 11 in (38 x 28 cm)

A unique copy from the library of Khushwant Singh, with his bookplate on the front pastedowns.

Inscribed "To Tatty - from Khushwant' New Delhi - April '55" at top right corner of the pastedown.

This book is the first full-dress study of Sher-Gil's life and work by her close friend, published four years after her death and carrying extracts from many letters between the two.

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Lot 117
Himalaya - Nicholas  Roerich - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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Nicholas Roerich (1874 - 1947)

Himalaya

New York: Brentanos, 1926

210 pages with 22 tipped-in colour plates with tissue guards and 76 halftone plates, including essays by writer Georgy Grebenshchikov, a critic of Ivan Narodniy, very important for understanding his work, as well as articles by Francis R Grant and Mary Zigrist, and "Banners of the East" by Nicholas Roerich; publishers brown gilt-lettered, decorated cloth cover, decorated endpapers
15.2 x 12 in (38 x 30.5 cm)

This is forty nine from a limited edition of five hundred copies.

The book has three small stamps of ‘Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library, Rosemont, PA’ - on bottom of title-page, p. 17 and p. 210 [last page] but no accession numbers, labels or any other marks.

Celebrated Russian painter, writer, archaeologist, philosopher and mystic Roerich settled with his family in the Kullu Valley in India in 1929. The mansion on the estate became the home to the Urusvati Himalayan Research Institute that the Roerichs founded in 1928. This opulent volume pulls together excerpts from a diary kept during his often treacherous travels through the Himalayas and reproductions of many of his best-known works including his "Banners of the East" series of nineteen paintings devoted to the world's greatest religious teachers including Buddha, Confucius, Moses, Jesus and Mohammed. Many of these pictures are now in the Roerich Museum in New York City.


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Lot 118
Set of 3 books including 2 signed books by Roerich - Nicholas Roerich, Vsevolod Ivanov and Erikh Fedorovich Gollerbakh - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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Set of 3 books including 2 signed books by Roerich

a) Nicholas Roerich Heart of Asia, New York: Roerich Museum Press, 1930

vi, pp. 170; original yellow printed paper-covered boards with white cloth spine and illustrated endpapers.
7.5 x 5.5 in (19.3 x 14 cm)

Signed "N. Roerich" at top of the half-title page.

With an Italian bookplate by ‘E. Navarra in memory of his friend Aldo Galli [1906-1981]’, a painter, with its abstract design by Galli. Another bookplate ‘Ex Libris Semseyne Valko Ilona 1986’. Book I - Series II. This is a "New Era Library" edition.


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Lot 119
Thought Relics and Stray Birds - Rabindranath  Tagore - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

Thought Relics and Stray Birds

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1924

[vi], pp.112, [92]; original cloth binding with gilt logo on cover board and gilt title on spine
9 x 6.2 in (23 x 16 cm)

Signed and dated 'Rabindranath Tagore/ Feb. 27/ 1927' on fly-leaf.

Two volumes in one.

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Lot 120
L'Offrande Lyrique - Rabindranath Tagore and Sakti Burman - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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L'Offrande Lyrique

Paris: Les Pharmaciens Bibliophiles, 1993

pp. 96 in 12 sections, illustrated with 16 colour lithographs, 4 of them double-page, each with titles in Bengali and French printed on the reverse of each lithograph, each of the lithograph has a descriptive text in French printed on a folded sheet; the sheets are all unstitched as issued and contained in a Saffron ragpaper chemise with the signatures of Rabindranath Tagore and Sakti Burman in Bengali impressed on its cover. This is contained in a blue velvet box with the title and names embossed in silver on the spine.
15.5 x 12 in (38.7 x 30 cm)

Choix de Poemes traduits de l'Anglais par ANDRE GIDE [i. e. Lyric Offering or Gitanjali - selection of poems translated from English by Andre Gide]

The full book was issued in a limited edition to 190 numbered copies printed on vellum Rives [some sheets carry the firm's watermark] with deckled edges, signed by the artist Sakti Burman in pencil on the colophon. 150 copies of the edition [numbered 1-150] were meant for the members of Les Pharmaciens Bibliophiles and 40 [numbered I-XL] for the collaborators in the production.

This is thirty eight from a limited edition of one hundred and fifty copies meant for the members.

Les Pharmaciens Bibliophiles came into being in 1928 when some of the members of the Faculty of Pharmacy in Paris, passionate about art and literature, decided to found an association to publish and distribute among its members luxuriously-produced limited-edition illustrated books which were not meant to be sold or distributed outside its circle.

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