Badri Narayan

(a) Watching the Gandharvas (b) Still life in Green

Lot No
11
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Year
2002
Size
9.5 x 13 each
Estimate
Rs. 3,00,000 - 4,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 2,49,194

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Signed & Dated : On The Reverse

Provenance : From a prominent Mumbai collection, acquired by the present owner from Saffronart.

This lot is a set of two works

about artist

Born in July 1929, in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, Badri Narayan's wonderful work has been showcased in several prestigious exhibitions, including the Asian Artists Exhibition, Tokyo (1957); 'Art Now in India', New Castle, England and Ghent, Belgium (1966); 'India Art Today', Darmstadt,West Germany (1982), among others. The solo shows of this self-taught artist have been held in India, Germany and the USA, apart from featuring in the Biennales of Paris (1961); and the Biennale of Prints, Tokyo, (1966-67). He won the Lalit Kala Akademi award in 1965. He draws from Indian mythology and metaphors and has been influenced by the Indian miniature tradition. His autobiographical perspective appears is a core theme in his work His paintings are narrative. He has once stated: "I have picked up’ the imagery that surrounds me, the one I amborn into, and it comes naturally.”