London, South Kensington
28 June 2001
A black lacquer zushi
the interior painted in various coloured pigments on a gold lacquer ground, two sets of hinged doors open to reveal a painted wooden model of a multi-armed deity seated to the centre on a triple lotus base before a flaming mandarla, the back doors reveal the reverse of the mandarla painted with Immortals standing on clouds holding attributes, the interior of the doors decorated with flowering lotus issuing from rippling waters below scrolling clouds -- 5¼in. (13.4cm.) high, (damages).
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately