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Dhavat Singh    


Tiger Tales 1

2009
Acrylic and ink on canvas
67.5 x 44.5 in (171.4 x 113 cm)


An engineer by education, and a Gond artist by profession, Dhavat  Singh has grown up listening to folk tales. He translates some of these tales about the tiger in his paintings, stretching the boundaries of traditional Gond art. Open to experiments and newer ideas, Singh plays with scale, palette and form in Tiger Tales, trying to put a visual form to the myths and folklore surrounding the tiger as told by the Baiga tribe. Most of the stories are about their reactions and interactions with the tiger in their daily life. Singh sees himself as more of a contemporary artist using traditional skills. Through his work he also wants to bring to the forefront the plight of the tiger and the diminishing numbers in our forests.




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  Lot 22 of 75  

24-HOUR AUCTION: INDIAN FOLK AND TRIBAL ART AND OBJECTS
21-22 AUGUST 2012

Estimate
$1,300 - 1,670
Rs 70,000 - 90,000

Winning Bid
$1,812
Rs 97,848
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)






EXHIBITED:
Tiger Tales, presented by Navsar at the Cultural Department of the Embassy of China, 2010
Tiger Tales, presented by Navsar at Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi, 2009



 



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