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Tyeb Mehta
Falling Figure


"Unless an image moves me emotionally, I don't use it." - TYEB MEHTA

The Falling Figure has entranced connoisseurs and collectors over the years for the intensity of emotion it captured in the moment of absolute distress. Krishen Khanna, fellow artist and a dear friend of Mehta, was among the first to recognise the force of Mehta's art. In an introductory note to the exhibition of Mehta's paintings at the Kumar Gallery...



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  Lot 98 of 118  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
6-7 JUNE 2017

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Winning Bid
$667,500
Rs 4,27,20,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Tyeb Mehta
Falling Figure
Signed and dated 'Tyeb 65' (upper right)
1965
Oil on canvas
40.75 x 29.75 in (103.3 x 75.5 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Gifted by the artist to his daughter
Property from the Family of Tyeb Mehta

PUBLISHED:
Ranjit Hoskote, Ramachandra Gandhi et al., Tyeb Mehta: Ideas Images Exchanges, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2005, p. 79 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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