• South Asian Modern+Contemporar auction at Christies

    Sale 2194

    South Asian Modern+Contemporary Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 592

    SUNIL GAWDE (B. 1960)

    Untitled

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    SUNIL GAWDE (B. 1960)
    Untitled
    signed and dated twice 'sunil gawde 06' (on the reverse)
    acrylic on canvas
    60 1/8 x 80 1/8 in. (152.7 x 203.5 cm.)
    Painted in 2006


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    Gawde's vibrant and textured paintings are pared down to energetic, essential forms reflecting the artist's concentration on geometry and the spiritual traditions of India. Precise yet fluid, his arcs are carefully calibrated and his roller and scraper blade techniques reveal brilliantly incandescent colors emerging from varying levels of impasto. Notably, Gawde is one of four Indian contemporary artists selected for the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009), forming part of the exhibition titled 'Making Worlds' and showcasing his new mechanized, steel sculpture Alliteration.

    Provenance

    Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private American Collection