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Durga Bai    


Untitled

Signed in Devnagari (lower right)
Acrylic on canvas
68 x 103 in (172.7 x 261.6 cm)


Durga Bai learnt the art of 'digna' or the traditional designs of painting on walls and floors during festivals and other occasions, from her mother at a very young age. She began experimenting with different floral patterns and figures, later focusing on depicting the folktales she heard from her grandmother as a child and various tribal deities and goddesses. After marrying Subhash Vyam, the two artists moved to Bhopal together, where their practices were encouraged by Jangarh Singh Shyam. Since she first exhibited her work at Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, in 1996, Durga Bai's paintings have been featured in every major show of Indian folk and tribal art in India and abroad.




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  Lot 23 of 75  

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

Estimate
Rs 1,40,000 - 1,60,000
$2,595 - 2,965

Winning Bid
Rs 1,49,040
$2,760
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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