Badri Narayan


Lot No
Oil on canvas
Circa 1960
59 x 59 in.
Rs. 25,00,000 - 30,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 1,07,38,094

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Signed : Bottom Right

Exhibited : ‘Dhoomimal Gallery at India Art Fair’ Delhi, 31st January – 3rd February, 2019.

Published : ‘Dhoomimal Gallery Catalogue’, India Art Fair - 2019, pl. 4.

Provenance : Property from an important corporate collection based in Delhi. Artwork was previously auctioned by Sotheby’s, New York.

Artwork Size

Height of the figure - 6ft

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.”