Meera Mukherjee

Dadu

Lot No
3
Medium
Bronze
Year
-
Size
13.25 x 11 x 10.5 in.
Estimate
Rs. 20,00,000 - 25,00,000
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Opening Bid

₹ 33,88,000

additional information

Inscribed Personal Note in Bengali : Verso Transcript: One winter evening, when dadu was going to the Nolgoda market, the children ran to him, and hid under his shawl.

Illustrated are two views of the sculpture

Published : ‘Remembering Meera Mukherjee’ catalogue by Akar Prakar, Kolkata, 2012, pg. 107-108.

‘Meera Mukherjee : Purity of Vision’ catalogue by Akar Prakar, Kolkata, 2018, pg. 77.Exhibited : ‘Remembering Meera Mukherjee’ at the Buchheim Museum Am Hirschgarten, Bernried, Germany, 16th April - 21st October, 2012.

Provenance : Property from a private collection based in Mumbai.

Artwork Size

Height of the figure - 6ft

about artist

Meera Mukherjee was born in Kolkata in the year 1923. She secured a scholarship for studies in Munich in 1953 which gave her the opportunity to work under Toni Stadler and Heinrich Kirchner. Toni Stadler encouraged her to take a leap into the world of sculpting. The Anthropological Survey of India offered her a senior research fellowship in 1962. Meera Mukherjee received the fourth highest civilian award of the Padma Shri from the Government of India in 1992 for her contributions to Arts. The artist passed away in the year 1998.