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.