Sakti Burman

One Afternoon in the Sun

Lot No
Oil on canvas
58 x 45 in.
Rs. 65,00,000 - 85,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 82,22,500

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Signed : Bottom Center

Published : ‘Sakti Burman : Recent Works’ by Pundole Art Gallery & Apparao Galleries, 2006, pg. 19.

‘Sakti Burman : The Wonder of It All’ by Pundole Art Gallery (Mumbai) & Apparao Galleries (Chennai), 2012, pg. 161.

Exhibited : ‘Sakti Burman : Recent Works’ Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2006. Visual Arts Gallery, Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 2006.

'The Wonder of it All : Sakti Burman Retrospective’ Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 9th - 22nd February, 2012. Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 12th 21st. March, 2012. Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata 2nd - 29th April, 2012 Dakshina Chitra, Chennai 18th May - 30th July, 2012

Provenance : Property from a private Chennai based collection, artwork was acquired by the present owner from Apparao Galleries.

Artwork Size

Height of the figure - 6ft

about artist

Born in 1935 in Kolkata, the veteran artist studied at Government College of Arts and Crafts in Kolkata and Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris. His select solo exhibitions have been held by UNESCO, Salles Miro, Paris (2008); Art Alive, New Delhi (2008); Aicon Gallery, New York (2008); Visual Arts Gallery, Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi (2008, 2006); Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai (2006); and Retrospective, organized by Apparao Galleries,. Art Musings and Aicon Gallery recently presented a solo show of his works entitled 'Enraptured Gaze'. His characteristic imagery tends to resemble weathered frescos. He depicts his figures in hues, which appear once vivid, and now faded. Through my works I return to my native roots, to my childhood and that transitory world of innocence, he has been quoted as saying. His mythical creatures narrate ancient tales of enchanting worlds.