A series of six works by V.S. Gaitonde, one of India’s most important modern artists, will be offered at Bonhams Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art sale on June 11th in London. The six ink on paper drawings (estimated between £20,000-35,000 each) were acquired directly from the artist by American abstract painter Morris Graves, who visited Gaitonde’s studio in 1963. He was so excited by the works that he sent an aerogram that same day to Dan and Mariam Johnson of the Willard Gallery in New York. ‘One of the finest painters I have ever seen,’ he wrote of Gaitonde. ‘He is 100 per cent artist – a great & sincere (+ humble – + unconscious gift)…He is an abstract painter with something unspeakably beautiful & clean added. They are the most beautiful landscapes of the mind plus light…’ Gaitonde, who produced perhaps six paintings a year, is known for his non-representational

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