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M F Husain
Untitled


Husain's early work had a marked tendency towards symbolisation, seen here in the motif of the umbrella. He often juxtaposed objects, creating a multi-layered narrative, in which everyday objects became vehicles for stories.

"In order to address the common people he paints umbrellas rather than painting people directly in the manner of social realism... the lives of ordinary people are evoked through the poetic portrayal of an...



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  Lot 15 of 119  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
6-7 JUNE 2017

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M F Husain
Untitled
Signed 'Husain' and signed in Devnagari (on the reverse)
Acrylic on canvas
33.25 x 33.25 in (84.5 x 84.5 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Formerly in the Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection
Sotheby's, New York, 3 April 1996, lot 69
Private Collection, USA

Category: Painting
Style: Still Life


 









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