PRABHAKAR BARWE (1936-1996)
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF LALITHA LAJMI
PRABHAKAR BARWE (1936-1996)

Green Lake

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PRABHAKAR BARWE (1936-1996)
Green Lake
signed and dated in Hindi and inscribed, titled and dated 'PRABHAKAR BARWE 'GREEN LAKE' 1982 36" x 42" (on the reverse)
oil and enamel on canvas
42 x 36 in. (106.7 x 91.4 cm.)
Painted in 1982
Provenance
Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
Exhibited
Mumbai, Gallery Chemould, Prabhakar Barwe, 1987

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Lot Essay

Prabhakar Barwe was a dear friend of mine and and a painter who combined a poetic approach to art with an analytical mind. Together we formed a group called 'Astitva', meaning 'Existence'. I used to visit his studio in Girgaon, near Gamdevi Temple, very often; a tiny room filled with his canvasses. He was so profound, always brilliant in his ideas; a unique artist, with unique works. In the beginning we invited the well-known psychoanalyst Udayan Patel to speak on his subject at Barwe's studio. Then we arranged for Dr. Bhupen Hazarika to speak on music at our home one evening. We also used to meet as a group when one of us had completed his or her new painting, and we would discuss the work. In the beginning everything went off well, but after a while some members stopped attending, and eventually Barwe resigned and the group dissolved. Many times we used to talk on the phone with Barwe, and we were all strongly influenced by his work. Barwe and Nasreen won the National Award the same year. Both were so brilliant.
- Lalitha Lajmi
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