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In recent years, Reddy has chosen to experiment with relief-like sculptures representing the modern family, though it is anyone's guess whether they have the same impact as his female heads

Ravinder Reddy’s Shamla, painted on polyester resin fibreglass (2019). Courtesy: Emami Art
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Ravinder Reddy’s Shamla, painted on polyester resin fibreglass (2019). Courtesy: Emami Art

Kishore Singh
Time was when you couldn’t walk through the India Art Fair without stumbling across Ravinder Reddy’s sculptures, but his works have been noticeably fewer in the public eye of late. Not that the appetite for his robust sculptures is any less — Reddy’s works command both value and the market — so perhaps one can speculate that the artist has taken time off to return with a fresh collection. Since collectors are mostly loath to place his works in auctions — even succeeding generations seem to connect well with the artist — it accounts for fewer Reddys in the marketplace.
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First Published: May 31 2019 | 8:38 PM IST

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