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Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Laxman
UNTITLED (MAN LYING IN THE VERANDAH); UNTITLED (THE PARSI GIRL) 
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Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Laxman
UNTITLED (MAN LYING IN THE VERANDAH); UNTITLED (THE PARSI GIRL) 
前往

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Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Laxman
1921 - 2015
UNTITLED (MAN LYING IN THE VERANDAH); UNTITLED (THE PARSI GIRL) 
數量: 2
Signed 'R. K. Laxman' centre left and inscribed and dated 'S/S, A / Wrly, Jan. 31 / P850' lower right; Inscribed and dated 'S/S, S. R. / 13/6/84, Tonight' lower right
Ink on paper; Ink on paper
11 x 15 in. (27.9 x 38.1 cm.); 7½ x 5½ in. (19 x 13.9 cm.)
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Acquired directly from the artist in 2004

相關資料

‘[What] Rabindranath Tagore is to Indian literature and [M. F. Husain] to Indian art, [R. K.] Laxman is to Indian cartooning’. (‘Letters to the editor,’ Financial Express, 28 January 2015, https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor-51/35726/)

Cartoonist and illustrator R. K. Laxman is celebrated as a national treasure in India. He began his career illustrating the life of his famous elder brother, writer R. K. Narayan, for local papers. In the 1940s, Laxman moved to Mumbai, where he briefly worked for The Free Press Journal, before establishing his long-term vocation at The Times of India from 1947, the year of Independence. It was at the Times that Laxman’s iconic ‘Common Man’ was born, a cartoon figure celebrated by millions for being just that, an ordinary man who faced the same daily trials and tribulations as his readers. Through cartoons like the ‘Common Man’, Laxman was able to provide a humorous visual commentary on the social, economic and political turmoil of his nation. The charged topics he pursued were consistently portrayed through Laxman’s self-proclaimed “mood of mischievous abandon.” (R. K. Laxman quoted in ‘RK Laxman: The old man of Bori Bunder’, DailyO, 28 January 2015 https://www.dailyo.in/politics/rk-laxman-the-old-man-of-bori-bunder-you-said-it-common-man/story/1/1715.html)

The current works are two charming ink studies by Laxman, which both exhibit the distinctive and effortless line of the cartoonist’s hand. Drawn in his typical playful style, Untitled (Man Lying in the Verandah) and Untitled (The Parsi Girl) capture the same “mood of mischievous abandon” which Laxman ascribed to his famous cartoons.

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