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Lot No :

AJAY DE (b.1967)


"Frankly I did not even know what art was all about. When I was four, I read a poem written by the Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. In his poem, Tagore had described three birds..... 

Estimate: Rs 5,50,000-Rs 6,50,000 ( $9,170-$10,835 )


Signed and dated in English (lower left)


Acrylic and charcoal on paper

27 x 38.5 in   |  68.6 x 97.8 cm

"Growing up in a tiny suburb of Kolkata, I spent my days drawing, fuelled by the wonderment of Nature around me. As my school years rolled by I would pass by Mother Teresa???s orphanage every day, little realising that these everyday visuals would continue to play out in my work so many years later. I found myself drawn towards the black and white tones of charcoal, whose tones held more truth and posed a challenge that colour did not. As I continued to express myself, my version of Mother Teresa slowly appeared with a hint of a new colour ??? blue."
- The artist in his statement