Vasudeo S. Gaitonde (1924-2001) Untitled, 1963
Sold for $1,685,000 in New York, 17 September 2014

Art Market Review

Issue 9, July - December 2014

Page 20

This beautiful work was in the collection of Morris Graves who bought it directly from the artist's studio in 1963 on his first visit. In a letter he wrote to friends immediately afterward he explained the impact of the work and in doing so perfectly encapsulates the essence of the artist. "One of the finest painters I have ever seen. He is very little known. He's as fine – or superb – as Mark Rothko at his best. He paints in oil – average size 34" x 26" – 38" x 48" – 5ft. x 4 ft. A fine p erson and will be a world-known painter one of these days. He is 100 per cent artist – a great & sincere (+ humble + unconscious gift). I bought 1 superb oil & six super–superb ink drawings. He is an abstract painter with something unspeakably beautiful & clean added. They are the most beautiful landscapes of the mind plus light and composed with very great simplicity".

Edward Wilkinson
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