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.
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.