By Carter B. Horsley This March 20, 2019 auction at Christie's New York of South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art is highlighted by several works by Maqbool Fida Husain and a large triptych by Arpita Singh. Browse upcoming auctions and create alerts for artworks you are interested in. Arpita Singh. Arpita Singh’s Fifteen Clouds Three Flower (2006-2007)Courtesy of Christie’s. 48 x 47⅞ in (121.9 x 121.6 cm). It was there that she learned traditional methods of embroidery, including the highly treasured Bengali type known as kantha. Her oil paintings and watercolours are renowned for the tantalising stories they tell, often from a female perspective. Untitled | Mumbai | oil on canvas | 74 x 74 cm. Painted in 2008 According to Christie's, which opened its first office in Mumbai 20 years … ‘It would have a clear impact on the sense of patterning we see in her paintings of the decades to come.’, Singh was a leading figure in India’s second generation of modernists, alongside the likes of Rameshwar Broota and Jogen Chowdury. Privacy Policy, The standard-bearer for narrative art in India, Comparisons with Chagall, allusions to Indian mythology, Singh is in the vanguard of India’s second generation of modernists, From surrealist landscapes to abstraction: three clear periods in Singh’s career, a major retrospective at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. 19⅞ x 14 in (50.5 x 35.3 cm). 1937), Women with Boats and Ducks (Painting 1), painted in 1986. Without hesitation, she says yes. Belonging to the vanguard generation of artists working in India in the 1960s and 70s, Arpita Singh’s highly individual practices have served as a model for younger generations of artists, particularly women, for whom her work has helped to break down significant barriers to art world entry. Sold for $287,500 on 20 March 2019 at Christie’s in New York, The action isn’t too easily deciphered but to the right one can make out male figures on motorcycles and horseback advancing to attack a territory of skeletal, female figures to the left. ?Leading the pack: A card-size survey of modern and contemporary Indian art, Abhishek Poddar: From teenage collector to a titan of Indian art, Managing Director, India and Senior Specialist. December 11, 2010 12:07 am. ‘It seems we’re now approaching a similar peak with Arpita Singh and her peers,’ Avari maintains. The title references an old Vedic ritual of horse sacrifice, in which a stallion was allowed to roam free for a year, leading kings to new territories to conquer, before being killed. From Museum of Art & Photography , Arpita Singh, Couple (Undated), Watercolor on paper, 35.5 × 45 cm Ashvamedha, 2008, by Arpita Singh | Source: Christie’s Asia/Instagram. Sold for $15,000 on 20 March 2019 at Christie’s in New York. Raza’s Saurashtra  realised £2.4 million in 2010.]. Works by M F Husain,Manjit Bawa,S H Raza,Arpita Singh and Ram Kumar were among those that went under the hammer at the packed Crystal Room at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. At 82, is Arpita Singh ‘the next really big thing’ in Indian art? We see this also in a sale at Christie’s in London, of Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, which comprises works by MF Husain, Arpita Singh, Francis … Illustrated with works previously sold at Christie’s. As predicted, Arpita Singh's monumental work Wish Dream achieved record price of Rs 9.6 crore ($2.24 million) at Saffronart's winter auction. You can save as many interests as you like, and you can edit, delete, or change 1937) Ashvamedha. PUBLISHED Sometimes this is achieved through menacing symbols such as guns and tanks. Her … ‘It’s not an obvious thing to say about an artist who is 82 years old,’ says Avari, ‘but I suspect that Arpita Singh may be the next really big thing in Indian art.’, Arpita Singh photographed in her studio. ‘She’s incredibly meticulous and detailed, which is partly the product of her early-career training in the kantha weaving method.’. Arpita Singh (b. The online sale that features 86 works by significant Indian Modernists, will be led by Bhupen Khakhar's 1994 Untitled (The Bathing Ghat) work. View artworks for sale by Singh, Arpita Arpita Singh (217, Indian). ‘There’s so much going on in Ashvamedha, as there is in all Singh’s paintings,’ says Avari. Arpita Singh is an Indian Asian Modern & Contemporary artist who was born in 1937. Arpita Singh Twenty-seven Ducks of Memory Signed and dated 'ARPITA SINGH/ 1996, 96' (lower right) 1996 Oil on canvas 65.75 x 59.75 in (167 x 152 cm) PROVENANCE Property from the Collection of Rashna Imhasly-Gandhy and Behroze Gandhy Christie's, Mumbai, 19 December 2013, lot 45 PUBLISHED Deepak Ananth, Arpita Singh, Gurgaon: Penguin Studio and New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2015, p. … They were all born just before, or during, the Second World War and came of age in the late 1960s. Belonging to the vanguard generation of artists working in India in the 1960s and 70s, Arpita Singh’s highly individual practices have served as a model for younger generations of artists, particularly women, for whom her work has helped to break down significant barriers to art world entry. Arpita Singh is the most famous contemporary Indian women painter. 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