During June 2021 we will be exhibiting work by some of the foremost Indian artists of the 20th century.The exhibition takes place at the gallery from the 4th - 26th June, with the opening coinciding with London Gallery Weekend. As part of the opening on the 4th we will be holding tours of the exhibition, as well as hosting a virtual walk through of the show for those that aren't able to visit us in person.
As part of the event we will be giving tours of the exhibition on Friday 4 June at 14.30 and 17.30.
Our opening hours during London Gallery Weekend are:
Friday 4 June: 10am - 8pm
Saturday 5 June: 11am - 6pm
Sunday 6 June: 11am - 5pm
New discoveries include a large oil by Maqbool Fida Husain, Totem, 1969, from the collection of Swiss athlete and artist Ferdy Denzler (1909-1991); an early oil by Francis Newton Souza, Head, 1952, formerly in the collection of Gallery One owner Victor Musgrave, as well as an oil on paper, Head on Orange, 1957, previously in the collections of Ahmed Parvez, and the Portuguese Ambassador to India.
Sayed Haider Raza is represented by a number of oils from the 1950s onwards, including Maisons, 1957 and Les Vignes, 1967. An oil by Ram Kumar (The Head, 1961), originally purchased from Kumar Gallery, New Delhi, depicts a figure in deep shades of red, and comes from a private collection in the South of France.
Two Stories by Salman Rushdie, 1989, was a privately produced publication and features wood and lino-cut prints by Bhupen Khakhar. We will be exhibiting one of the special editions, which came with a separate suite of 8 images by Khakhar.
We will also be presenting a selection of work from the 1950s and 60s by Laxman Pai, (1926-2021) who sadly passed away earlier this year. The paintings come from a collection in Paris, with many having never been exhibited before. The works depict a range of subjects, from Views of Goa to typially Parisian scenes, as viewed from his studio.
Paintings and works on paper by several other artists will be exhibited, including Sadanand Bakre, Akbar Padamsee, Ahmed Parvez, Lancelot Ribeiro, Ganesh Pyne, Abdur Rahman Chughtai, A. R. Nagori and Anwar Jalal Shemza.