Watch Now: V S Gaitonde, Untitled, 1975

Saffronart CEO Dinesh Vazirani talks about V S Gaitonde, one of India’s greatest Modernists, and an enigmatic canvas he painted in 1975 that merges his interest in Zen Buddhism with the principles of calligraphy. In this painting, Gaitonde creates a deep, almost smouldering crimson surface, traversed by several darker horizontals through which his enigmatic, hieroglyph-like forms seem to emerge and recede. In his canvasses from the 1970s and 1980s, the artist intuitively achieves a delicate balance between form, colour and texture.

A classic example of Gaitonde’s works from a period highly coveted among collectors, this work goes under the hammer at Saffronart’s live Evening Sale in New Delhi on 20 September 2018.

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V S Gaitonde, Untitled, 1975, oil on canvas, 65 x 40 in. Estimate: INR 15 – 20 crores

Saffronart’s Evening Sale will be held at The Oberoi, New Delhi on 20 September. The auction is preceded by viewings at The Oberoi from 10 – 18 September, where this painting will be on display.

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