On September 13, 2017 Christie's sold for $ 4.1M including premium an oil on canvas 140 x 102 cm painted in 1996. This abstract work looks like an explosion of yellow and orange signs over a vermilion background, a gathering of colors rare for Gaitonde which may appear as the ultimate liberation of an incandescent energy.
His technique of superposition of translucent layers applied with a roller had anticipated Richter. A monochrome painting by Gaitonde remains of a great variety by the variations of the light.
1998 is his final creative year. An oil on canvas also 140 x 102 cm in hues of green is an invitation to follow geometric symbols. Four spindles perpendicular one another create halos in a slight bias. One of them directed downward is prolonged by another symbol which opens like a liberation of forces. Four dots generate a virtual inner frame.
Like all the later works by Gaitonde this opus did not receive a title. It was sold for INR 6.6 crores including premium by Christie's on December 11, 2014. It is estimated INR 10 crores equivalent to US $ 1.6M for sale online from Mumbai by AstaGuru, lot 30. The auction closes on March 27. Here is the link to the website of the auction house.
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SOLD for INR 11.5 crores including premium (worth US$ 1.85M)