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M F Husain
(1913 - 2011)

Untitled





"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 50 of 81  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
21 SEPTEMBER 2017

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Rs 33,60,000
$53,333

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ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Untitled

Bearing a plaque 'DESIGNED By:- M.F.Husain/ COPYRIGHT with:- KUNCHALA/ 73. Warden Road, Bombay 26.' (lower left)
Painted wood pasted on board
Board size: 15 x 48 in (38.1 x 121.6 cm)

Four toys mounted on the panel, left to right measuring Height: 15 in (29.4 cm), 8.75 in (22.2 cm), 8.5 in (21.4 cm), 11.25 in (28.6 cm) respectively

PROVENANCE
Acquired by Mr. Cyril Vernick in 1989 from the widow of a French politician
Sotheby's, London, 7 October 2014, lot 9 (a)

PUBLISHED:
Kishore Singh ed., A Visual History of Indian Modern Art: Volume Five, Rise of Modernism, New Delhi: Delhi Art Gallery, 2015, p. 910
Kishore Singh ed., Indian Modern Art: A Visual History, New Delhi: DAG Modern, 2016, p. 165

Category: Sculpture
Style: Figurative


 









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