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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF B. V. DOSHI

G. Ravinder Reddy
UNTITLED (HEAD OF A WOMAN)
Estimate
50,00,00070,00,000
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF B. V. DOSHI

G. Ravinder Reddy
UNTITLED (HEAD OF A WOMAN)
Estimate
50,00,00070,00,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Boundless: India

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Mumbai

G. Ravinder Reddy
B. 1956
UNTITLED (HEAD OF A WOMAN)
Terra Sigillata
22 x 13 x 16 in. (55.9 x 33 x 40.6 cm)
Executed circa 1980s
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Provenance

Kanoria Centre for Art, Ahmedabad

Acquired form the above circa 1990s

Catalogue Note

This important early terra sigillata figural sculpture by Reddy is compositionally similar to a terracotta head exhibited in A Critical Difference: Contemporary Art from India, Camden Art Center, London 1993 and sold through these rooms 18 September 2008, lot 127.

Reddy is 'A contemporary artist who has consistently retained his links with classical forms as well as with pop and folk art'... his 'work is both distinctive and original... his sensuous figures evoke the lustrous present, the iconic gaze sends signals into the heraldic and the eternal, interfacing the everyday with the classical, and the fleeting present with the infinite. The multiple layering of his work has created sub-texts, which make it dense but also palpable. Located in the port town of Vishakapatnam, Reddy draws from its daily life and archives classical forms to create his distinctive sculptures.' (Y. Dalmia, Journeys, Vol.2, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2011, pp. 117-118)

In the artist's own words "I would say that the Indian aspect in my work is predominantly a feeling for the form... If you refer to our Indian temple sculptures, or Buddhist or Amravati sculptures, they are full of form and life. So while I wanted to retain this life and form, I also wanted to represent contemporary life and form. Therefore, by using the same aesthetics and modelling technique, I tried to infuse the present-day form, which visually you see in the streets or in the market." (ibid. p. 118)

"I am not doing a particular person's portrait... I am taking the surroundings or a group of people into my mind, and I am doing a portrait of that group, of that society, that place... I am making a kind of icon, which is gazing into eternity." (ibid. pp. 121-122)

Boundless: India

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Mumbai