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Krishna Reddy
UNTITLED (GROUP OF TREES)
Estimate
8,00,00012,00,000
LOT SOLD. 10,62,500 INR
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20
Krishna Reddy
UNTITLED (GROUP OF TREES)
Estimate
8,00,00012,00,000
LOT SOLD. 10,62,500 INR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Boundless: India

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Krishna Reddy
1925 - 2018
UNTITLED (GROUP OF TREES)
Signed 'Krishna '63' lower right
Watercolour on handmade paper
14 ½ x 21 ½ in. (36.8 x 54.6 cm.)
Executed in 1963
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist, New York, 2006

Literature

K. Singh, Indian Abstracts: An Absence of Form, DAG, New Delhi, 2014, p. 242

K. Singh, India’s French Connection: Indian Artists in France, DAG, New Delhi, 2018, p. 217

Catalogue Note

Krishna Reddy was renowned for his revolutionary printing technique. He layered colours on the printing plate so that they were superimposed, whilst their different viscosities would naturally cause them to separate. This process achieved harmonious and delicate compositions, in which subtle and elegant lines intersected and interconnected. The effects of this technique are likewise visible in this beautiful watercolour and ink study, produced by Reddy in 1963. Through his exceptional use of colour and line, Reddy is able to create a captivating forest scene. Subtle greens bleed into each another behind a tangle of black lines, lines which illustrate a pronounced calligraphic influence. This graceful experiment in watercolour and ink is an example of Reddy’s oeuvre which rarely comes to auction.

Boundless: India

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Mumbai