Pushing the limitations of the landscape genre, Akbar Padamsee started painting a series of large-scale diptychs titled Mirror Images. The pieces primarily depicted mythical or archetypal scenes. These paintings represent the artist’s study of perception, color theory, and philosophy. Christie’s upcoming South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art auction presents Akbar Padamsee’s untitled painting from the Mirror Images series. Produced in 2005, the oil painting shows light and dark painted in thick impasto.
Also highlighted in the live sale is Tyeb Mehta’s Figure. In 1959, Mehta moved to London and encountered European Modernism. His style then experienced a shift. Mehta’s works became more dynamic with a muted palette and thick textures. The available lot is one of his early paintings. It shows a seated figure painted in orange and brown hues. Francis Newton Souza’s The Cardinal and Sayed Haider Raza’s Paysage are on offer as well. View each of these lots and register to bid online with Christie’s.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (87)
# of Lots:87
Price Range:$3,000 - $800,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Akbar Padamsee (1928-2020) Untitled (Mirror Image)|| Estimate: |
|Jehangir Sabavala (1922-2011) The Embarkation|| Estimate: |
|Bhupen Khakhar (1934-2004) Untitled (Tree In A Walled Garden)|| Estimate: |
|Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002) The Cardinal|| Estimate: |
|Tyeb Mehta (1925-2009) Figure|| Estimate: |