Manu Parekh

Banaras In Black And White (Diptych)

Lot No
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 180 in.
Rs. 30,00,000 - 40,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 34,50,000

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Signed & Dated : Bottom Left

Published : Contemporary Indian Artists Series - Manu Parekh: Banaras: Eternity Watches Time by Mapin Publishing / Lund Humphries, 2007, pg. 96.

Manu Parekh : 60 Years of Selected Works by Aleph Book Company, 2017, pg. 232 & 233.

Exhibited : Manu Parekh: Banaras: Eternity Watches Time at Saffronart, 26th February - 4th March, 2007.

Manu Parekh: 60 Years of Selected Works at the National Gallery of Modern Art. 26th August 24th September , 2017, NGMA - Delhi. 12th March 15th April, 2018, NGMA - Mumbai.

Provenance : Property of a close friend of the artist based in Delhi.

Artwork Size

Height of the figure - 6ft

about artist

Manu Parekh, born in Ahmedabad in 1939 in Gujarat, had his initiation in drawing and painting under Mukund Shroff. He got the Diploma in Drawing & Painting from Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai, in 1962. He started as a stage actor and designed stage sets. Later he joined the Weavers' Service Centre, Mumbai, as an art designer. He has held several solo shows in India and internationally, apart from participating in a number of group exhibitions. He has been Member of the Society of Contemporary Artists, Kolkata; the General Council, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and the Advisory Committee, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. He was awarded the Padma Shree in 1992. Known to be a modernist painter, his art confronts the viewer by a combination of the unexpected and the planned. His surreal landscapes, fecund and sensual, express libidinous imagery of part-bird-part-woman-part-vegetation; growing in and out of one another. His use of imagery is metamorphic.