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    Sale 2025

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 153

    Avinash Chandra (1901-1993)

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    Avinash Chandra (1901-1993)
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    signed and dated 'Avinash 60' (lower right); inscribed '62 Ashbourne Avenue London - N.W. 11' ; again inscribed 'ARTIST. AVINASH CHANDRA Title: The Road'; bearing label 'Exhibited at Bear Lane Gallery 6 Bear Lane, Oxford Date: 17th May 1960 No. 20 Title: Midday by Avinash Chandra Purchaser ; Mrs. Gaston' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    24 7/8 x 30 in. (65 x 76.2 cm.)
    Painted in 1960


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    As I painted, I found shapes thrusting upwards like plants or mushrooms, shapes that virtually exploded into life. This convulsive element stimulated and excited me, and more drawings and paintings magically materialized.

    Avinash Chandra (Artist Statement, Avinash Chandra, Rose Fried Gallery, October - November, 1968)

    Provenance

    Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford
    Acquired from the above by the present owner


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, OXFORD