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Height 12 in. (30.5 cm.)

Inscribed 'A. DAVIERWALLA / 12/72 / 2/6' on base. The sculpture is the second in an edition of six.

In her Lalit Kala tribute to Adi Davierwalla shortly after he died, Jaya Appasamy wrote: ‘In the death of Adi Davierwalla contemporary art has lost a sculptor with a clear mind and a modern sensibility. His work… is the work of a pioneer, who went forward free from the trammels of the past.’ (Jaya Appasamy, ‘Adi Davierwalla’, Lalit Kala Contemporary 17, New Delhi, April 1974, p. 36)

Davierwalla was not a trained artist, but a pharmaceutical chemist by profession. ‘The lack of art school training in a sense isolated him. At the same time it gave him independence; he was aware of the art world of his day, which did not offer him a path to follow.’ (ibid., p. 37)

In his metal works such as Couple from 1972, the human figure is pared down to simpler geometric, semi-abstract forms, reflecting similar global trends that both American and British sculptors were experimenting with at the time. By then, Davierwalla has reached a certain harmony in sculpting. ‘Perhaps the orderliness, clean edges and restfulness of these pieces were closest to the artist’s temperament.’ (ibid.)

About The Artist:

ADI DAVIERWALLA (1922 - 1975)

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