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M F Husain
Untitled


M F Husain's knowledge of India's many religions and mythologies allowed him to refer to diverse sources for inspiration. The present lot is quintessentially Husain, with multi-layered symbolism. Husain subtly explores the effect of juxtaposing different motifs, such as the flower with the lamp: the latter a recurring element in many of his paintings. The elephant assumes a symbolic or mythological role depending on the context, either when...



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  Lot 51 of 81  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
21 SEPTEMBER 2017

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Winning Bid
Rs 90,00,000
$142,857

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Untitled
Signed in Devnagari and signed and dated 'Husain '77' (upper left)
1977
Oil on canvas
47.75 x 35.75 in (121.3 x 90.6 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired from Gita Art Gallery, circa 1970s
Property from an Important Private Collection, New Delhi

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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