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Tyeb Mehta
Falling Bird


Tyeb Mehta's art was focussed on subjects that referred to the complexities and dilemmas of the human condition. From his iconic "falling figure" to the trussed bull, Mehta explored a concise repertoire of subjects through an artistic career marked by quiet intensity. Whether the figures were human, animal or bird, they conveyed - at times even screamed - a sense of disquieting torment and trauma. These figures in crisis are at once, fantastical...



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  Lot 44 of 65  

EVENING SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
13 MARCH 2018

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Winning Bid
Rs 6,96,00,000
$1,087,500

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Tyeb Mehta
Falling Bird
Signed and dated 'Tyeb 02' and signed and dated again 'Tyeb 03.04' (on the reverse)
2002-2004
Acrylic on canvas
47.75 x 36 in (121.4 x 91.3 cm)

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

EXHIBITED:
Tyeb Mehta: Triumph of Vision, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 15 January - 18 February 2011

PUBLISHED:
Ranjit Hoskote, Ramchandra Gandhi et al., Tyeb Mehta: Ideas Images Exchanges, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2005, p. 233 (illustrated)
Yashodhara Dalmia, Tyeb Mehta: Triumph of Vision, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2011, p. 37 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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