(a) Watching the Gandharvas (b) Still life in Green
Watercolour on paper
9.5 x 13 each in.
Rs. 3,00,000 - 4,00,000
(Inclusive 15% margin)
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
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.”