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M F Husain
Portrait of Ram Kumar


M F Husain and Ram Kumar were among the fi rst generation of artists in post-independence India to incorporate Western aesthetics to carve a unique "Indian" identity in modern art. They struck a mutual friendship after meeting for the first time in 1953 and over the years, collaborated on several artistic endeavours, including group exhibitions. Kumar, who is best-known for his Varanasi (Benaras) paintings, visited the pilgrimage site for the...



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  Lot 20 of 78  

EVENING SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
16 FEBRUARY 2017

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Winning Bid
Rs 50,40,000
$76,364

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Portrait of Ram Kumar
Signed in Devnagari and signed again 'Husain' (lower right); inscribed and dated 'PRAHA / 22 VI 76' (lower left); bearing Vadehra Art Gallery label on the hard board (on the reverse)
1976
Acrylic on canvas
49.75 x 26.5 in (126.1 x 67 cm)

EXHIBITED
Ram Kumar: A Retrospective, New Delhi: National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) presented by Vadehra Art Gallery, 20 November - 12 December 1993
M F Husain: A Tribute, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2012
Ideas of Sublime, New Delhi: Lalit Kala Akademi presented by Vadehra Art Gallery, 5-10 April 2013

PUBLISHED:
Ram Kumar: A Retrospective, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 1993 (illustrated, unpaginated)
Gagan Gill ed., Ram Kumar: A Journey Within, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 1996, p. 208 (illustrated)
Yashodhara Dalmia, M F Husain: A Tribute New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2012, pp. 34-35 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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