Born in 1937 in Lahore in undivided India,
Mohamedi’s work is largely monochromatic as well as abstract which made her one of India’s best modern artists.
Her meticulous lines show spaces and forms that allow the viewer to pay close attention to the little details. Mohamedi suffered from Huntington’s disease which is a degenerative neuromuscular disease. Despite that setback, she was able to draw with precision and create surfaces in space with intersecting lines.
Nasreen Mohamedi (1937 - 1990)
Pencil and ink on Japanese card paper (recto/verso)
11 x 14 in.
Estimate: 18,00,000 - 22,00,000 INR
Provenance: Christie's New York, 21 March 2018
Christie's New York, 12 September 2012