StoryLTD’s Online K. Laxma Goud Art Auction – artmarketblog.com

goud1 StoryLTD’s Online K. Laxma Goud Art Auction   artmarketblog.comIndian auction house Saffronart’s online sales platform StoryLTD will host an online auction of early gouache works by renowned Indian artist K. Laxma Goud over two days from August 5-6.

Those ‘70s Fables: Laxma Goud” comprises a collection of 25 works created by the artist in the 1970s during his tenure at All India Radio (AIR), which was later renamed Doordarshan, where he worked as a graphics designer.

During his time at AIR, Goud created a number of animated narratives for television. Included in “Those ‘70s Fables: Laxma Goud” are a few images from the Sheikh Chilli series, a number works depicting what is most likely the fable of Brahmin and the Tiger, as well as other depictions of rural and everyday life.

According to StoryLTD, the collection offers a glimpse into K. Laxma Goud’s early works, which on viewing, would not be immediately associated with the artist who is best known for his depictions of the relationship between man and nature featuring delicate washes of colours and firm line work.

“While many of the images depict narratives set in a rural backdrop, the lines are softer and there is very little use of colour, if any at all. The images do not shock or test the viewer. Instead, they tell stories,” the auction catalogue states.

To view the full catalogue visit the StoryLTD website here.

**Nicholas Forrest is a Sydney/London based art market analyst, art consultant and writer.  He is the founder of the Art Market Blog (artmarketblog.com) which offers independent commentaries as well as research and analysis on the current art market, and has recently been published in Fabrik magazine, Verve magazine, Visual Art Beat magazine, Australian Art Collector magazine, Art & Investment magazine and many others.  Nic has made several radio appearances (both nationally and internationally) as an art market expert and has received press from the likes of the New York Times, Conde Nast Portfolio and Times of London.

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