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G.R. Iranna (Indian, b.1970)
LOT ID: 71052
Blind Celebration (diptych), 2008

Acrylic, on canvas
66 х 104 in. (167.64 x 264.16 cm.)
Signed, and dated by the artist, verso.
Lot description
"Blind Celebration", (2008) is a stunning, museum-level acrylic on canvas painting by internationally acclaimed Contemporary Indian artist, G.R. Iranna (India, B. 1970) that depicts from a unique perspective naval officers "en masse" as if just returning home from war, safe and victorious, reunited with loved ones, their hats thrown high in the air in revelry. One of the most unabashedly celebratory and human of Iranna's paintings to date, this work is a major example of the artist's self-contained, ritualistic spaces based on notions of birth, death, life and transcendence, with victory and love of life the central themes here. "Blind Celebration” was included in the major exhibition of Iranna's very best paintings from his oeuvre, in the recent July-August 2012 exhibition: "ALONE/ TOGETHER: Riyas Komu and G.R. Iranna" at Aicon Gallery, New York, U.S. This painting measures 66 x 104 inches in 2 panel (167.6 x 264.2 cm) is unframed and in excellent condition. Note: This Sale marks the first time this painting has been offered at an international auction and comes to artnet Auctions from a top Private Collection, Connecticut, US.

G.R. Iranna (India, B. 1970) received his formal training as an artist-in-residence in 1999-2000 at Wimbledon School of Art, London, his M.F.A. in Painting in 1994 from College of Art, New Delhi in 1994, and his B.F.A. in Painting in 1992 from College of Visual Art, Gulbarga. The artist lives and works in New Dehli, India. Recent Museum exhibitions include in 2011 "Inde", Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, "Contemporary Art from India", Helsinki Art Museum – The Tennis Palace, Helsinki, Finland in 2011, The San Jose Museum of Art, US California in 2010, and the "Culture Popular India", Madrid Museum, Spain in 2009, among many others. Iranna's paintings are held by the top Museum and Private permanent Collections world-wide including:
The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
Seattle Art Museum, USA.
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.
The David Robert Collection, London, U.K.
The Herwitz Collection, U.S.A.
The Kiran Nadar Collection.
The Rajshee Pathi Collection.
Blind Celebration by G.R. Iranna
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