Lot#31 || Jamini Roy (1887-1972)
Tempera on card
Signed lower right
11.00 x 30.00 in
₹ 6,00,000 -
Originally acquired from Turmeric Earth Art Project
CATALOGUE NOTESJamini Roy was one of the most iconic figures of modern Indian art in the mid-20th century. His artistic originality and magnificence were deeply rooted in Bengali folk art.
Roy's creative oeuvre and new folk style drew heavily on the idioms of a range of local art forms standing out as a singular example of Indian primitivism. This tempera on card depicts the mythical multi-headed demon king of Lanka in Hindu mythology.
National art treasure. Non-Exportable.