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Krishna Reddy
BUTTERFLY FORMATION
Estimate
2,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 GBP
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14
Krishna Reddy
BUTTERFLY FORMATION
Estimate
2,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art

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Krishna Reddy
1925 - 2018
BUTTERFLY FORMATION
Editioned in French lower left and signed 'N. Krishna Reddy' lower right

Artist's Proof from an edition of 10 + APs 


Etching printed in colours with embossing
Folio: 65 x 50 cm. (25 ½ x 19 ⅝ in.); Print: 44 x 34.4 cm. (17 ¼ x 13 ½ in.)
Executed circa 1957
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Provenance

Galerie van de Loo, Munich
Acquired from the above circa 2016

Exhibited

New York, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Krishna Reddy: A Retrospective, 5 November 1981 - 28 February 1982 (another from the edition)

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Workshop and Legacy: Stanley William Hayter, Krishna Reddy, Zarina Hashmi, 6 October 2016 - 26 March 2017 (another from the edition)

Literature

Exhibition catalogue, Krishna Reddy: A Retrospective, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, 1981, illustration p. 34 (another from the edition)

Catalogue Note

"Movements interpenetrating - entering and receding in space - resulted in the emergence of a radiating image of a butterfly. In spite of working in linear structures with burins and gouges and biting in acid, the plate developed a total relief, and opened up new dimensions. The plate is no more just a surface to draw upon and print from, which is a normal traditional approach. Now I could feel the various levels and depths of the metal as a sculpture. This way of building and printing the plate needed a totally different approach to printmaking." (K. Reddy, Exhibition catalogue, Krishna Reddy: A Retrospective, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, 1981, p. 67)

Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art

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London