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M F Husain
Untitled (Woman with Elephant)


Husain used symbols to create juxtapositions and incorporate mythology and storytelling in his art. Elephants in his paintings, were symbols of "power and pursuit, or of mysterious encounters.” (Richard Bartholomew and Shiv S Kapur, Husain, New York: Harry N Abrams, Inc., 1971, p. 20) The white elephant on the woman's lap in the present lot alludes to the story of Buddha's birth, where Queen Maya of Sakya dreamt of a white elephant the...



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  Lot 11 of 80  

EVENING SALE | LIVE AUCTION, NEW DELHI
21 SEPTEMBER 2017

Estimate
Rs 50,00,000 - 70,00,000
$79,370 - 111,115


Winning Bid
Rs 78,00,000
$123,810

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)

Import duty applicable Import duty applicable Why?


ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Untitled (Woman with Elephant)
Signed in Devnagari (upper left)
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 in (76.5 x 61 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Acquired from Gita Art Gallery, New Delhi, 1974
Collection of Nils Aage Paulsen, Norway
Thence by descent
Property from a Private Collection, Norway

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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