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Tyeb Mehta
Falling Figure


This gold-medal winning Falling Figure captures the essence of Tyeb Mehta's art, articulating his preoccupation with addressing the human condition. Mehta witnessed violence at several impressionable periods during his life, leaving him with a repertoire of haunting images that he visited often on his canvas. Unlike some of his more colourful contemporaries, Mehta was a quiet, introspective artist who produced art that was as subtle and...



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  Lot 46 of 77  

EVENING SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
16 FEBRUARY 2017

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Winning Bid
Rs 6,00,00,000
$909,091

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Tyeb Mehta
Falling Figure
Signed and dated 'Tyeb 65' (lower right)
1965
Oil on canvas
70.75 x 47.25 in (180 x 119.9 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Kumar Gallery, New Delhi
Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, New Delhi

EXHIBITED:
Solo Show, New Delhi: Kumar Gallery, 1966
First Triennale India, New Delhi: Lalit Kala Akademi, 10 February - 31 March 1968
India: Myth & Reality, Aspects of Modern Indian Art, Oxford: Museum of Modern Art, 27 June - 8 August 1982

PUBLISHED:
First Triennale India, New Delhi: Lalit Kala Akademi, 1968, (illustrated, unpaginated)
David Elliott and Ebrahim Alkazi eds., India: Myth & Reality, Aspects of Modern Indian Art, Oxford: Museum of Modern Art, 1982, p. 22 (illustrated)
Sovon Som and Amit Kumar Mukhopadhyay eds., Lalit Kala Contemporary, Volume 36, New Delhi: Lalit Kala Akademi, 1990 (illustrated, unpaginated)
Ranjit Hoskote, Ramachandra Gandhi et al., Tyeb Mehta: Ideas Images Exchanges, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2005, p. 86 (illustrated)
Tyeb Mehta: Triumph of Vision, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2011, p. 8 (illustrated)
Richard Bartholomew, The Art Critic, Noida: Bart, 2012, p. 213 (illustrated)
Celebration 2016, Kumar Gallery: Sixty Years 1955-2015, New Delhi: Kumar Gallery, 2016, p. 195 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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