Lithograph on paper, 17" by 21" (22" by 26" as framed), the image consisting of a jester-like figure and a dancer standing on the back of a prancing horse, as if in a circus. This imagery is typical of the artist's work, drawing from fantasy, imagination, dreamscapes, Indian myths and folklore. The print, pencil signed at lower left margin and numbered 57/375, is by the contemporary Indian artist SAKTI BURMAN (1935-). Burman was born in Calcutta, but has spent most of his life in Paris, with frequent trips to his homeland for inspiration and renewal. The artist's works feature "mythical creatures telling ancient tales of courtly romances and enchanting worlds: comely maidens, children astride elephants, flutists, fruit laden trees, exotic flowers, birds and beasts", as one online site states. Art collectors seem to be quite taken by his mixing traditional western art with that of Asia, as original paintings have exceeded $125,000 at major auctions. This print itself is in excellent condition with fine colors, though the Plexiglas has scratches in it and might need to be replaced (for example the horizontal scratch to the right of the numbering and blind stamp). See a number of other works by contemporary Indian artists, in my shop.
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