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Tyeb Mehta
Untitled (Standing Figure)


Tyeb Mehta: In Search of Lightness

Tyeb Mehta places his Standing Figure on a ground of ochre against subtle pastel shades, all contained within cleanly defined planes. He creates a composition that is neat and deceptively simple. The colours are secured within their boundaries and the lines define the contours and the semblance of a female form. The figure commands the viewer's full attention: "In Tyeb's painting, the...



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  Lot 23 of 75  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
10 SEPTEMBER 2015

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Rs 11,51,25,000
$1,771,154

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Tyeb Mehta
Untitled (Standing Figure)
Signed and dated 'Tyeb '82', inscribed 'Herwitz Collection' and bearing 'The Grey Art Gallery and Study Center' label (on the reverse)
1982
Oil on canvas
69 x 47 in (175.3 x 119.4 cm)

PROVENANCE
Contemporary Indian Paintings from the Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection, Sotheby's, New York, 5 December 2000, lot 97
An Important Private Collection

EXHIBITED
Contemporary Indian Art from the Chester and Davida Herwitz Family Collection, exhibition catalogue, The Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, New York, December 1985-January 1986; Center Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, February-March 1986; Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Vermont, Burlington, April-May 1986

PUBLISHED
Thomas W. Sokolowski ed., Contemporary Indian Art from the Chester and Davida Herwitz Family Collection, New York: The Grey Art Gallery, 1985, p. 59 (illustrated)
Ranjit Hoskote ed., Tyeb Mehta: Ideas Images Exchanges, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2005, p. 126 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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