The art of Gaitonde often appears as a meeting with water wrapped in mist. Areas looking like reflections bring a semblance of perspective contradicted by the structuring of the canvas in horizontal zones. The elements that seem to float have an indistinguishable nature that strengthens the mystical dimension of the message.
The abstraction of Gaitonde is not only for meeting with the expression of nature. His almost systematic choice of vertical formats from the mid-1960s brings a bottom up vision leading to heaven and emotion.
Gaitonde was a quiet man who deliberately avoided the fame. He leaves to others the figuration : no being, no human construction will disturb his ineffable art of silence.
An oil on canvas 152 x 88 cm painted in 1970 was sold for £ 970K including premium by Christie's on 10 June 2015. It is now for sale by Saffronart in New Delhi on September 8, lot 48 estimated Rs 10 crore worth US $ 1.5M.
SOLD for Rs 10 crore including premium