Kapoor Galleries New-York

Exposition d'art

The four-armed deity stands erect in samapada on a circular lotus base supported by a multi-tiered square plinth. His principal right hand is in the fear dispelling abhayamudra. The preserver is adorned in a tall jeweled crown, several necklaces and foliate armbands. His broad shoulders are accentuated by a tapered waist and soft bulging belly, His elongated torso supported by muscular legs covered in a finely incised patterned veshti, which is elegantly knotted on both sides and secured by a wide girdle with a kirrtimukha at the center. Meant to be viewed in the round, the back of the sculpture is no less masterful than the front. His muscular back and pronounced buttocks project three-dimensional power. His tear-drop shaped face is accentuated by arching eyebrows, almond-shaped eyes, a straight aquiline nose, and gently smiling lips. The sensuous modeling coupled with the confident and assured treatment of form suggests a mature or late- Chola date for the sculpture.

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VishnuSouth India c.1300, late- Chola Period Bronze 23 ¼ in. (59.4 cm.) Provenance: Sothebys, New York, September 20th, 2005, Lot no.69

VishnuSouth India
c.1300, late- Chola Period
Bronze 23 ¼ in. (59.4 cm.)
Provenance: Sothebys, New York, September 20th, 2005, Lot no.69

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Founded in 1975 by Ramesh and Urmil Kapoor, Kapoor Galleries Inc specializes in Indian & Himalayan Arts. It has been and continues to be an invaluable resource for museum quality works of art from India and the Subcontinent. The gallery has been instrumental in developing major museum collections as well as distinguished private collections worldwide. The gallery has placed works in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Norton Simon Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, San Diego Museum of Art, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts among others.

Joined by their son Suneet, who studied Indian Art at School of Oriental and African Studies [SOAS], the gallery presents an annual Spring Asia Week NY exhibition, showcasing important and beautiful works of art to a focused audience.

In 2013 Ramesh and Urmil’s grandson Sanjay became the fourth consecutive generation to join the family business. After completing the Indian Art course at SOAS Sanjay has been integral in developing the gallery’s presence on the web and various social media services.

Together they have developed a very strong network of collectors and curators. The gallery is open to the public and appointments are suggested.



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