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PROPERTY OF A SWISS DIPLOMAT

Ram Kumar
(b. 1924)
UNTITLED
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 156,000 USD
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87

PROPERTY OF A SWISS DIPLOMAT

Ram Kumar
(b. 1924)
UNTITLED
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 156,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Ram Kumar
(b. 1924)
UNTITLED
Signed, dated and inscribed '34 x 40/ Ram Kumar/ 1973' on reverse
Oil on canvas
40 by 34 1/4 in. (101.5 by 87 cm.)
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Provenance

Acquired by the current owner from Gallery Chanakya, New Delhi, when he was a diplomat in India during the early 1970`s

Catalogue Note

The beginning of the 1970s marked the deconstructionist phase of Ram Kumar's dialogue with abstraction. Elements of the landscape were pared down to angular prismatic forms which created their own architecture. Sloping, geometric diagonals dissolve and reemerge at various angles, creating a drifting universe that is in constant flux. These features remain integral to the visual vocabulary that the artist employs in his current work.

In the words of Ranjit Hoskote, this period of his work is, 'stripped of sentiment and freed from the burden of description, the landscape evolved into a grand metaphor, a crucible of meterological energies, a dynamic equilibrium poised among tectonic forces of imperious majesty.' (Ram Kumar: A Journey Within, Vadehra Art Gallery, 1996).

Indian Art Including Miniatures & Modern Indian Paintings

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