A seminal work, ‘Saurashtra’ Raza was painted by S.H. Raza in the early 1980s, suggesting a blend of his two distinctive styles of paintings, one being his gestural strokes, and other being his Abstractionism. The format of this work, and the virtual frame that encases the work reminds one of the 17th century miniature paintings of Rajasthan, filled using a wide spectrum of warm colors, such as ochre yellow, saffron, crimson red, burnt sienna, pale greens and black, all collectively narrative of hot, dusty and vegetative India. The lower half of the canvas has more controlled and short brush strokes and a network of intersecting triangles, whereas the upper half has wider and thicker patches of shades of sienna and green.
The original painting was sold for ₹16.42 crore ($3.48 million) at a Christie’s auction in June 2010.
This Limited Edition Serigraph is printed in 28 colors on archival paper. The serigraph was published in an edition size of 100. This item will be shipped unframed, in a roll. The paper size is 60 x 60 inches, image size is 54 x 54 inches. The print is signed by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity.