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MANJIT BAWA | Untitled (Man)

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Estimate:

35,000

to
- 50,000 GBP

MANJIT BAWA | Untitled (Man)

MANJIT BAWA | Untitled (Man)

Estimate:

35,000

to
- 50,000 GBP

Lot sold:

52,500

GBP

MANJIT BAWA

1941 - 2008

Untitled (Man)


Oil on canvas

56 x 61.1 cm. (22 x 24 in.)

Painted circa 1982


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Acquired directly from the artist at his studio in New Delhi, 1982

‘Manjit’s canvases rivet the viewer by their direct appeal. Uncluttered, a figure or two positioned against a strong flat sheet of either mango yellow [or] deep red, the bearded figure or the graceful nayika… are frozen in iconic poses imbued with rasa. His works are never titled, thus challenging the gazer to explore his or her own associations.’ (A. De, ‘Art is an Attitude,’ Manjit Bawa Readings, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 2005, p. 39)