• South Asian Modern + Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 2299

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 75

    RAM KUMAR (B. 1924)

    Landscape

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    RAM KUMAR (B. 1924)
    Landscape
    signed in Hindi and dated '1970' in English (lower left); inscribed RAM KUMAR 1970 "LANDSCAPE" (on the reverse)
    acrylic on canvas
    48 7/8 x 49 1/8 in. (124.1 x 122.2 cm.)
    Painted in 1970


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    "In 1970, Ram received a Fellowship from a Rockefeller organization to spend a year in the U.S. He travelled extensively although his base was in New York. We saw a lot of Ram during this period. It was a wonderful opportunity for us to renew and extend our relationship from the Indian years. Although Ram's painting always included images of people (often sad and troubled) and places (like Ghats), in later years he seemed to move on to abstract landscapes - colorful, provocative - destined to stretch both mind and spirit." (Thomas B. Keehn, India Ink, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2000, p. 91)

    Provenance

    Thomas B. Keehn Collection


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THOMAS B. KEEHN