Manu Parekh was born in 1939 in Gujarat. Parekh completed a Diploma in Drawing and Painting from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, in 1962. Parekh’s early work explored the relationships between man and nature, as he thought that it was an energetic link that had to be celebrated.
The artist also points out that contradictions have formed the basis of his artistic practice, no matter the subject or genre of his works. This artwork refers to the Bhagalpur blindings which occurred in 1979 and 1980 in Bihar, India when police blinded 31 individuals under trial by pouring acid into their eyes.
Manu Parekh (1939)
Cry (Man-Made Blindness)
Acrylic and oil on canvas board
22 x 30 in.
Signed lower left
Estimate: 15,00,000 - 20,00,000 INR
Provenance: Acquired from the artist
Man-Made Blinding, 1981
Oil on canvas
60 x 80 in
Hammer price: INR 49,50,000
Asta Guru, 23 Aug 2017
The Illustrated Weekly of India: The Features Magazine
Page 20 and 21
March 25 - 31, 1990