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Tyeb Mehta
(1925 - 2009)

Head



Witness to violence and horror at a very young age, the images of slaughtering and powerlessness have had a profound impact on Tyeb Mehta. He explored these themes through his falling figures and trussed bulls. His figures remain mangled in pain and fear, forcing the viewer to witness the brutality of human nature. "Tyeb's focal images are symptomatic of their lifeworld: they attest to the churning chaos of Indian society, its antinomies of...



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  Lot 53 of 80  

EVENING SALE OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART
24 FEBRUARY 2016

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Tyeb Mehta
Head

Signed and dated 'Tyeb 89' (lower left); bearing Vadehra Art Gallery label on the frame (on the reverse)
1989
Pencil on paper
9.75 x 6.75 in (24.7 x 17.3 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

EXHIBITED:
Yashodhara Dalmia, Tyeb Mehta: Triumph of Vision, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 15 January-18 February 2011

Category: Drawing
Style: Figurative


 









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