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G.R. Iranna (Indian, b.1970)
LOT ID: 69602
The Boy, 2010

Acrylic, on canvas
54 х 66 in. (137.16 x 167.64 cm.)
Signed, inscribed.
Lot description
"The Boy" (2010) is a large-scale, dynamic acrylic painting of a young boy with a massive cello slung over his shoulder, holding the bow to the instrument up in one hand as if brandishing a sword. He walks alone with his back to the viewer, towards a distant blue horizon surrounded by abstract lines that feel like musical notes. This is an exciting and incredibly poignant work by famed Indian Contemporary artist G.R. Iranna. Creating archetypal figures to represent the plight of humankind, such as this young boy here, a metaphor for peace and for harmony lost in much of today's society, Iranna conveys the existential crisis and mythic importance that transcend beyond an everyday reality. This large work is unframed and in excellent condition.

Iranna (Born India, 1970) is internationally collected by Museums and private collectors for his unique and intense, surreal figural paintings that are unflinching visual manifestations of harmony versus conflict, tolerance versus resistance. The artist received his BFA from the College of Visual Arts in Gulbarga, India and his MFA from Delhi College of Art. Iranna's paintings can be found in the world's top Private and Public Museum collections, including: National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi; Seattle Art Museum, USA ; Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; The David Robert Collection, London, UK; Kiran Nadar, Rajshee Pathi Collection amongst many others.
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