Lot 78
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A. R. NAGORI | Untitled (Silver body in the Moonlight)

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 USD
Sold
3,500 USD
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Description

  • A. R. Nagori
  • Untitled (Silver body in the Moonlight)
  • Signed 'Nagori' lower right and further signed, dated and inscribed ' Punjab Varsity's students visiting E. Pakistan's / Coxes Bazar's Silver Sands & silver body on / moonlight high post mid summer.  / We went after 12 midnight for swimming / A girl from English  [...] hills / [...]'  Nagori / 1964' indistinctly on reverse  
  • Oil on canvas

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist in early 2000s

Catalogue Note

This is an early work of Nagori from his student days at the Fine Arts Department of Punjab University in the early 1960’s. The head of the Fine Arts Department at the time was Anna Molka Ahmed. This painting was done in Cox’s Bazaar near Chittagong during Nagori’s visit to East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) as part of the student tour conducted in 1964. Renowned art critic Ali Imam of Indus Gallery once remarked 'It is rather strange that a painter of such committed sensibilities should remain isolated simply because of his non-conformism or self-imposed censors. His contribution to art in the sub-continent stands out, as no other painter has made such consistent attempt to focus attention on socio-political ills in the country.' (A. Ramosa, Nagori: Voice of Conscience, Foundation for Museum of Modern Art (FOMMA), Oxford University Press, 2006, back cover) 

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