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Avinash Chandra Indian Modernist Painting. Auction: January 15, 2017

Lot 7D

Artist: Avinash Chandra (Indian-British 1931-1991)

Title: Medium: mixed media on paper

Size: 24 3/4″x 19 1/4ヤ inches sheet size

Date: 1961 (signed & dated モAvinash 61ヤ, lower right)

Condition: Tears in upper left corner, and lower left corner

Provenance: A private New York collection

NOTES: Avinash Chandra (1931-1991) is best known for his abstracted yet sexualized representations of the female body, inspired by the tradition of Indian erotic art. Along with F.N. Souza, Avinash Chandra was part of a generation of Indian expatriate artists, who found success in London in the 1960メs. Chandra was the subject of a 1962 BBC television documentary ムArt of Avinash Chandraメ, and was the first Indian British artist to be featured at the Tate Gallery in London, and the first Indian artist to exhibit at Documenta in Kassel. Avinash Chandraメs paintings are included in the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Tate Gallery and Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris, Museum of Modern Art, and other important public and private collections.

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