Dif­fer­ent Strokes

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Sig­na­ture mo­ments in mod­ern art in­voke a sense of dis­quiet; to un­der­stand mod­ern art is to un­der­stand the value of imag­i­na­tion. Saf­fronart’s up­com­ing Summer On­line Auc­tion is the per­fect venue to marvel at the ab­strac­tions of the south Asian sub­con­ti­nent’s finest mod­ernists. The auc­tion that fea­tures a ro­bust se­lec­tion of artists from In­dia, Pak­istan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, will be held on June 6-7. The sale fea­tures key pieces of mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary art from em­i­nent pri­vate col­lec­tions, including Falling Fig­ure by Tyeb Me­hta (es­ti­mated at `2-3 crore). Me­hta’s Falling Fig­ure se­ries of paint­ings are com­po­si­tions of frac­tured planes, dis­torted limbs and ag­o­nised faces, falling into an un­de­fined abyss. Also fea­tured is Su­bodh Gupta’s Sat Sa­munder Par (es­ti­mated at `60-80 lakh), part of a se­ries of large scale works ad­dress­ing the phe­nom­e­non of mi­gra­tion in mod­ern times. Other high­lights of the auc­tion in­clude works from Valay Shende, Tayeba Begum Lipi and Rashid Rana.

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