Lithograph on paper, 27 3/4" by 22", presently loosely in metal frame with no glass, the image of fantasy figures in a lightly defined space typical of the artist's work deriving from fantasy, imagination, dreamscapes, Indian myths and folklore. The print, pencil signed at lower right margin and numbered 4/140 at lower left, 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. Burman'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. CONDITION: the colors are rich, and the work is otherwise clean, but there is damp staining at lower right, especially visible as heavy browning in the lower margin. The stained area appears larger from the reverse side, (see photo) but other than the margin area, it is not really an issue on the front. See a number of other works by contemporary Indian artists, including Burman, in my shop.
SAKTI BURMAN (1935-) pencil signed color lithograph by well listed contemporary Asian Indian artist