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Tyeb Mehta
Crucifixion


The Christian theme of the present lot is an unusual choice of subject for Tyeb Mehta. In 1959, Mehta had moved to London and would spend the next five years there. Crucifixion, painted in 1959, is from his time in England, which was in the throes of the post-war atmosphere of angst in Europe. But for Mehta personally, this was "a period of considerable rejuvenation. Among the works of major artists, Tyeb was influenced by Francis Bacon whose...



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  Lot 52 of 80  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
21 SEPTEMBER 2017

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Winning Bid
Rs 4,20,00,000
$666,667

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Tyeb Mehta
Crucifixion
Signed and dated 'Tyeb 59' (lower left)
1959
Oil on canvas
54.25 x 35.25 in (138.1 x 89.7 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. 55 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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