Lot: 131

Gobelin dedicated to Mr. L-C.

Chandigarh, Indien

Bansi Lal (after). Tapestry 'To Mr. L-C', dedicated to Le Corbusier, late 1950s. 98.5 x 222.0 cm. Gobelin tapestry, wool on cotton painted and stained with natural colours. Dedication: "To Mr. L-C", Chandigarh, Punjab in Sanskrit and English: "CHANDICARH" for Chandigarh, "BANSI LAL" for the author of the draft. Further inscription in Hindi.

Bansi Lal was an artist who worked as a cook at Pierre Jeanneret's house in Chandigarh. Provenance: Le Corbusier, late 1950s/early 1960s, Albert Jeanneret, since 1967 private collection North-Rhine Westphalia (gift from A. Jeanneret).

Hammer Price: 31,000 €

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10. December 2013 at 2:56 AM


Cf. Invitation card for the exhibition Le Corbusier, mobilia, Nuremberg 1967. Le Corbusier - Pierre Jeanneret. L'Aventure Indienne, Paris, 2010, pp. 264, 286 (more carpets after Bansi Lal's design in the house of P. Jeanneret).