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Piraji Sagara (Indian, 1931 - 2014), A Fish, Mixed media on wood, Signed and dated 'P.C....

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Lot 482

Piraji Sagara (Indian, 1931 - 2014), A Fish, Mixed media on wood, Signed and dated 'P.C....

Price Realised: £4,160

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 482


Piraji Sagara (Indian, 1931 - 2014), A Fish, Mixed media on wood, Signed and dated 'P.C. Sagara 70' upper right and further titled 'A FISH' and indistinctly inscribed on reverse

67.5 x 47.2 cm. (26 ½ x 18 ½ in.)

Executed in 1970

Provenance: The Surya Collection: Property from Mrs Ute Rettberg


Piraji Sagara is one of Gujarat's best known artists of sculpture and painting. Born in 1931 in Ahmedabad he completed a Masters in Drawing in 1957 and Master in Arts in 1960 from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai.

Sagara's works have been exhibited around the world, including the San Paolo Biennale, Brazil in 1971; Art Now in India exhibition around Europe 1972-73 and the Exhibition of Asian Artists in Fukukoma Museum of Art, Tokyo 1979-80. His many awards include the medal of Kolkata Fine Arts Academy in 1960 and 1961 and a National Lalit Kala Akademi award, New Delhi in 1963.

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