Badri Narayan

The Reading of the hamsa jataka

Lot No
20
Medium
Watercolour and ink on paper
Year
1989
Size
27 x 36
Estimate
Rs. 700,000 - 800,000

Winning Bid

₹ 7,79,240

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Provenance : Formerly Sold By Saffronart, 2006


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.”