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M F Husain
When I begin to paint hold the sky in your hand as the stretch of my canvas is unknown to me


Husain's paintings of women recall the beauty and classical poses seen in Mathura sculpture. He often introduced symbols such as lamps, spokes, umbrellas, elephants and horses, which defied simple interpretations. These juxtapositions incorporated mythology and storytelling, and sometimes tapped into "the deeper, inchoate reaches of emotion." (Richard Bartholomew and Shiv S Kapur, Husain, New York: Harry N Abrams, Inc., 1971, p. 36) In...



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  Lot 38 of 121  

FROM CLASSICAL TO CONTEMPORARY
6-7 DECEMBER 2017

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$102,000
Rs 65,28,000

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M F Husain
When I begin to paint hold the sky in your hand as the stretch of my canvas is unknown to me
Signed 'Husain' (upper right); signed and dated 'Husain 82' and signed again in Devnagari (on the reverse)
1982
Oil on canvas
32.5 x 26.5 in (82.6 x 67.3 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Saffronart, 6-12 December 2001, lot 47
Saffronart, 6-7 June 2007, lot 3
Property of a Gentleman, Singapore

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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