Manjit Bawa


Lot No
Color pencil and dry pastel on paper
28.5 x 40 in.
Rs. 12,00,000 - 18,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 18,18,412

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Signed & Dated : Bottom Left (by both artists)

This work was executed in collaboration with Parvaneh Etemadi.

Provenance : Property of an eminent collector based in New Delhi. Artwork was acquired by the present owner from Christie’s.

Artwork Size

Height of the figure - 6ft

about artist

Manjit Bawa was born in Dhuri, Punjab, in 1941. He studied at the College of Art. New Delhi, and then did his diploma in Silk Screen-Printing at the London School of Printing, Essex. From 1967 to 1971 he worked as a silk screen printer in London. A figurative painter right from the beginning of his career, Manjit Bawa had solo shows in India and internationally, including the UK and Spain. He was the visiting faculty of the College of Art, New Delhi. He participated in 'Contemporary Indian Art' at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 1982, "Modem Indian Painting' at Hirschom Museum, Washington D.C., in 1982, 'Contemporary Indian Art' at the Grey Art Gallery, New York, in 1986, and 'Coup de Coeur' at Halles de Ulle, Geneva, 1987. The renowned painter was in coma for nearly three years, after he suffered a stroke, died in December 2008.