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Sayed Haider Raza

Sayed Haider Raza

Sayed Haider Raza
Post-War & Contemporary Art Live auction

Lot # 011

Sayed Haider Raza
1922 - 2016 Indian

Composition I
oil on board
signed and dated 1964 and on verso signed, titled on the Galerie Dresdnere label, dated and inscribed "P.568"
13 7/8 x 12 3/4 in  35.5 x 32.5cm

Galerie Lara Vincy, Paris
Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, 1968
Acquired from the above by a Private Collection, Toronto, 1972
A gift to the present Private Collection, Toronto

This 1964 painting is a delightful example of the early Sayed Haider Raza compositions sold by Galerie Dresdnere to its Canadian clients, beginning with its 1957 inaugural exhibition in Montreal. Before establishing his gallery, Simon Dresdnere initiated a friendship and valued business connection with Lara Vincy, the owner of the eponymous Paris gallery then representing the works of Raza and other young abstract artists working in that city. Raza’s work was then included in a May 1958 group exhibition at Dresdnere, and the gallery inventory record reveals that there were enough sales of Raza paintings to warrant a shipment from Paris of 27 more canvases in November of that year, of which 26 were sold in short order to Montreal collectors. Two successful solo exhibitions followed, in 1959 and 1962. After the gallery moved to its Toronto location in 1962, it continued to acquire Raza paintings until at least 1968. This sparkling gem was the second Raza painting acquired by a prominent Toronto collector, who later presented it as a treasured wedding gift to close family friends.

This work will be included in a revised edition of S H Raza: Catalogue Raisonné, 1958 – 1972, Volume I by Anne Macklin.

Estimate: $20,000 ~ $30,000 CAD

Sold For: $34,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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