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M F Husain
Untitled (Basket Weavers)




"All forms of art are born from one's roots"

Maqbool Fida Husain was born in 1913 in Pandharpur, Maharashtra. A self-taught artist, he came to Mumbai in 1937, determined to become a painter. In 1948, he was invited by F N Souza to join the Progressive Artists ' Group.

Husain began his career by painting billboards for feature films and making furniture designs and toys, to earn a living. When took up...



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  Lot 26 of 87  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
8 SEPTEMBER 2016

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Winning Bid
Rs 54,00,000
$81,818

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Untitled (Basket Weavers)
Signed 'HUSAIN' (lower centre); bearing Chemould label on the board (on the reverse)
Circa 1950
Oil on canvas pasted on board
22.75 x 16.75 in (58 x 42.5 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Acquired by Arnold Sonderegger, circa early 1950s, during his posting as Swiss Consul General in Bombay, 1925-1955
Thence by descent
Private Delhi Collection

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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