Lot 208
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Satish Gujral (b. 1925)

8,000 - 12,000 USD
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  • Satish Gujral
  • Untitled
  • Signed in Devanagari upper right and inscribed 'artist / Satish / Gujral / 1969. New Delhi.' on reverse
  • Mixed media on wood
  • Diameter 30 in. (77 cm.); Depth 5 in. (12.7 cm.)
  • Executed in 1969


Collection of Dr Johanna Nestor, Austrian ambassador to India and Ceylon, 1966—1970

Thence by descent 

Catalogue Note

Painter, sculptor, muralist, architect and interior designer, Satish Gujral has been described as a true 'renaissance artist' whose work marks a lifelong journey of experimentation with a range of media and forms of expression.

Gujral's firm grounding in applied arts has created the basis for his understanding of medium which he has then used to analyze space and structure even in the most commonplace objects. He also explores the architectonic qualities of form through an elegant juxtaposition of minimalist lines, symbols and circles. During the 1960s Gujral worked with the architect Le Corbusier on the Capital Complex in Chandigarh, India. Line, texture and color became as important as the subject itself. He projected ideas through substance and design to create a mood which enveloped his creations. Although his works were usually executed in a sombre palette, this sculpture is surprisingly full of color and is a unique example from this period in his ouevre.