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Lot 35
Laxman Pai | Forms III, 2005

Date of Birth: 1926 - 2021

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 28 x 50 inches, 71 x 127 cms

Signed by: Signed and dated ‘Laxman Pai USA 2005’ on lower right. Artist name, title, medium, year, palce and size on verso

Provenance: Collection of a reputed art gallery, New Delhi. Acquired directly from the artist.

Estimate: ₹ 3,00,000 - ₹ 4,00,000


Laxman Pai, an eminent modern artist was born in 1926 in Margao, Goa. Being immensely inspired by nature, Pai went to receive art education from the Sir J.J. School of Art in Mumbai and from there went to Paris. Pai has had a number of solo exhibitions, of these nine have been held in Paris where he worked for 10 years. His exhibitions have been held in London, Munich, Stuttgart, Bremen, New York, San Francisco, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Goa. He has also participated in the Bribable San Paulo, Brazil. Laxman Pai is the recipient of three Lalit Kala Akademi national awards (1961, 1963 and 1972). He was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri by the Indian Government in 1985. The artist breathed his last in 2021