Rare and unknown works of Gaitonde, Bhupen Khakhar, under the hammer in the sale of Saffronart

New Delhi, September 5 () A 1982 untitled work of art painted by VS Gaitonde during the height of his career, will be criticized at Saffronart's next live sale at Modern Indian Art on September 12, before the 20th anniversary from the auction house.

The green oil painting that represents the artist's precise and deliberate technique is estimated at Rs 20-30 crores.

Gaitonde's work is among the 68 lots that will be presented for sale.

A great job never seen before in 1986 by Bhupen Khakhar entitled Merchant is another highlight of the sale.

Belonging to a period in which the artist portrayed the common man through a complex but compassionate artistic vocabulary, the painting is estimated at Rs 3.25 - 4.25 million rupees.

Oil on canvas is being auctioned for the first time, and is a rare piece for collectors of the visionary artist, who is finally receiving recognition for a long time.

An unusual untitled work by KH Ara from the 1940s will also be at stake.

The composition is based on human studies or everyday situations in society, and is estimated at Rs 20-30 lakhs.

The artist's first paintings of this period were, in many ways, a kind of socio-political commentary that captured the pulse of a recently independent India, a feeling that was shared by his contemporaries and fellow co-founders of the Progressive based in Bombay Artists' Group, The auction house said in a statement Thursday.

Six works by the eminent artist Ram Kumar, who died in April 2018, including his famous paintings by Benares and Leh, will also be part of the auction, as well as distinctive and surprising sculptures by Pilloo Pochkhanawala, Ramkinkar Baij, KG Subramanyan and Jyoti. Bhatt

The Evening Sale features rare works by V S Gaitonde, K H Ara and Ram Kumar, as well as a significant painting never before seen by Bhupen Khakhar.

The curated team explores a turning point in the trajectory of modern Indian art, celebrating the aesthetic and visual vocabulary of artists such as Kumar and KG Subramanyan, who died in recent years, said Minal Vazirani, president and co-founder of Saffronart. . The auction will take place at The Oberoi in New Delhi here. TRS TRS