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Ismail Gulgee

India (19262007 ) - Artworks
GULGEE Ismail Om

Bonhams /Apr 8, 2014
4,838.51 - 7,257.77
6,066.50

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Ismail Gulgee - Untitled (nukta)

Ismail Gulgee - Untitled (nukta)

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Lot number: 42
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Lot Details Ismail Gulgee (Pakistan, 1926-2007) Untitled (Nukta) Oil on canvas Signed and dated 05 upper right, further inscribed 'Gulgee Collection/2005/Dubae Exhibition' on reverse 60 x 60cm (23 5/8 x 23 5/8in). Footnotes Provenance: Private US collection Acquired directly from the artist Thence by descent
Ismail Gulgee - Untitled

Ismail Gulgee - Untitled

Original 1989
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Lot number: 86
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Ismail Gulgee 1926 - 2007 UNTITLED Signed and dated lower left 'Gulgee '89' Oil on canvas 125.2 by 179 cm. (49 ⅜ by 70 ½ in.) Painted in 1989 Read Condition Report Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Saleroom Notice Provenance Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by a private collector Acquired from the above circa 2005 'My work is the externalisation of my inner journey. Through it I communicate with the pulse of life. The Calligraphic form and movement that emerges is not predetermined or cerebral, it is intuitive and articulates something deep inside me. It is important that no thought of how people will react to my work intrudes, as that would destroy the thread and take the truth away. I am enchanted by Islamic calligraphy and feel close to the Sufi mystics. At the mystic level barriers melt away and religious experience whether Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim becomes one. Once could call it human experience of the ineffable.' (M.I. Gulgee, Gulgee, Ferozsons Pvt Ltd., Lahore, 2000, inner sleeve of book cover)
Ismail Gulgee - Untitled

Ismail Gulgee - Untitled

Original 1968
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Lot number: 536
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ISMAIL GULGEE (1926-2007) Untitled (Camels) signed, dated and inscribed 'Gulgee. '68. Karachi Pakistan' (lower right); further signed, inscribed and dated 'Gulgee c-67.KDA. Scheme No 1 Habib Ibrahim. Rahmitulla Road. Karachi. Pakistan. 25 Dec. 1968' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 33¾ x 57¼ in. (85.7 x 145.4 cm.) Painted in 1968 Grindlays Bank Corporate Collection Acquired from the above by the current owner in 1985 Pakistan: A Global Art Beyond Borders The Partition of the Indian Subcontinent after Independence in 1947 divided the former British colony into two countries and three distinct new political terrains. From a common well of culture, both new countries fostered art movements that were indigenous yet in dialogue with each other and the world at large. Established pre-partition artists, such as academic painter, Abdur Rahman Chughtai (Lot 531) and Zainul Abedin, (schooled in the Bengal Style and influenced by the Tagores) are today much admired and indeed claimed as members of the artistic pantheons of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Modernism in Pakistan manifested itself in the work of artists such as Ismail Gulgee (Lot 536). These artists either lived or travelled in Europe and absorbed the Western modernist styles of Abstract Expressionism and Post-Impressionism and combined these with classical Islamic artistic traditions. Cultural histories, in the context of identity and newly formed political boundaries, are rife with paradoxes and concepts to be mined, re-claimed and re-contextualized. Zahoor ul Akhlaq, seen today as the father of contemporary art in Pakistan, revolutionized the practice of miniature painting. His influence developing the contemporary generation of Neo-Miniature artists (Lots 537 - 541), proponents of which include Aisha Khalid, Ayaz Jokhio, Attiya Shaukat, Rehana Mangi and Tazeen Qayyum. These artists used the traditional meticulous techniques of Miniature Painting in an inventive and highly contemporary application. Pakistan is both a geopolitical product of the 20th century and a culture boasting centuries of tradition. It is in a continuous state of flux as Pakistan traverses the dialectics of East versus West, tradition versus modernity, and the local versus global. This melting pot has created a generation of artists who continue to grow in international acclaim and stature.
Ismail Gulgee - Om

Ismail Gulgee - Om

Original 1990
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Lot number: 381
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Ismail Gulgee (Pakistan, 1926-2007) Om , oil and gold leaf on canvas, signed and dated '90 lower right, gallery label on reverse with artist name, title, medium, size and year inscribed on reverse, framed, 37.6 x 48.2cm (14 13/16 x 19in). Provenance : Private UK Collection; acquired directly from artist.
Ismail Gulgee - Study Of A Camel

Ismail Gulgee - Study Of A Camel

Original 1982
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Lot number: 676
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Description: Ismail Gulgee (Pakistani, 1926-2007) Study of a Camel Signed and dated "Gulgee '82" u.l. Charcoal on paper, 30 5/16 x 43 15/16 in. (77.0 x 111.5 cm), framed. Condition: Staining to u.l. corner. not examined out of frame. Provenance: Acquired from the artist in Pakistan by the parents of the current owner. Condition Report: Sheet with deckle edges top and bottom. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.
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