Himmat Shah

Untitled - Goddess Durga (Ed. II/V)

Lot No
34
Medium
Bronze
Year
2006
Size
47.5 x 24 x 24 in.
Estimate
Rs. 20,00,000 - 25,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 30,61,300

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Signed : Bottom Left

Exhibited : ‘Hammer on the Square : Himmat Shah - A Retrospective’ at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Saket, Delhi, 28th January - 20th July 2016. (another edition)

‘The Euphoria of Being : Himmat Shah - A Continuing Journey Across Six Decades’, at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, 30th October, 2017 - 15th December, 2017. (another edition)

The St. Regis Mumbai, Hotel Collection. (another edition)

Published : ‘The Art Initiative’ by The Institute of Contemporary Indian Art & St. Regis, 2016, pg. 32.

Provenance : Property from an important collection based in Delhi. Artwork was acquired by the present owner directly from the artist.

Artwork Size

Height of the figure - 6ft

about artist

HIMMAT SHAH Born on 22nd July 1933. Shah remains a committed professional, true to his tools and occupational skills, manaically obsessed with every detail that concerns his technique, which he has developed and individualized to an extreme degree, along with aesthetic concepts and ideas that flow from his creative being. Though Shah is seen primarily as a sculptor, his initial training as a painter cannot be overlooked. Interestingly, in some of his works one can decipher his attempt to amalgamate the three - diamensional with the two - diamensional, creating in the process unique artworks. Individually each sculpture by Shah holds its own as an autonomous and independent art work. Himmat Shah was sent to gharshala in bhavnagar to study in a school affiliated to Dakshinamurti in Gujarat. Shah went on to enroll with the J.J School of Art Bombay, which he left to join the Faculty of Fine Arts in Baroda. The artist left Baroda for Delhi and since then there has been no looking back. His work can be found in several important collections all over the world and he has received several awards and scholarships in his 50yrs of work experience.