Gaitonde, the Abstract Master, Continues To Be On Top

Last June India’s foremost abstract artist VS Gaitonde was the highlight of Christie’s South Asian Modern and Contemporary art sale in London. One of his pivotal untitled works was sold for £6,25,875 (Rs 5.6 crore) to a private collector in UK. It is the largest canvas by Gaitonde at an auction that dates back to the 1960s. The painting travels to New York’s Guggenheim Museum next year for a retrospective of the artist. The second highest grosser of the auction was again one of Gaitonde’s works, which fetched £5,29,875 (Rs 4.8 crore).

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Looking at Art Series II | Copal Art

Renowned poet, art theorist and curator, Ranjit Hoskote, speaks about Atul Dodiya's celebrated work Gangavataran: After Raja Ravi Varma at one of the Copal Art Talk Series. In this lecture Hoskote interprets this iconic work in terms of a postcolonial Indian artist's mobilization of a plural ancestry for his practice. He has also contextualized it against the evolving relationship between the critical and the expressive, the conceptual and the painterly, in contemporary Indian art

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Syed Haider Raza

Syed Haider Raza

Born in 1922 in Madhya Pradesh, Raza studied painting at the Sir J.J. School of Art before going to Paris to study at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts on a French Government Scholarship in 1950. Influenced by European painters such as Cezanne, Van Gogh, Picasso and Gaugain, Raza had over the years created a style of his own. His paintings revolve mainly around nature and its various faucets and have evolved from being purely expressionist landscapes to abstract ones.

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Coming Soon
Four Seasons/Four Masters: An auction of select works by four Indian Modern Masters. Hemendranath Mazumdar, Abanindra Tagore, SH Raza and KH Ara.

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  • Jamini Roy: Journey To The Roots

    Start date 24th Jun 2013
    End date 25th Aug 2013
    Type: Offline Exhibition

    National Gallery of Modern Art is displaying the works of eminent artist Jamini Roy (1887 - 1972), curated by Ella Datta. The exhibition 'Jamini Roy: Journey To The Roots' celebrates the 125th birth anniversary of the artist who immensely contributed to the growth of modern Indian art.

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  • Is India ready for an art revolution? (Image)
    The Hindu, Date: Aug 09, 2012
  • Is India ready for an art revolution? by Ajay Seth
    Indian Art Collectors, Date: May 21, 2012
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  • Park Your Money Where It Matters
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