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M F Husain
(1913 - 2011)

Untitled



Husain often painted groups of women in rural settings. This grouping is described by critic Shiv S Kapur, as the subjects being "within a community of loneliness." (Richard Bartholomew and Shiv S Kapur, Husain, New York: Harry N Abrams, Inc., 1971, p. 41) In the present lot, the melancholic grey background with only a few splashes of yellow, enhance this sense of isolation. "He uses color emotively, in flat planes and subtle tones, amid...



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  Lot 50 of 65  

EVENING SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
13 MARCH 2018

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ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Untitled

Signed and dated 'Husain 60' (lower right)
1960
Oil on canvas
40 x 20 in (101.6 x 50.8 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Shelley and Donald Rubin Collection, New York
Sotheby's, London, 6 October 2015, lot 9

EXHIBITED:
Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Indian Art from the Collection of Shelley and Donald Rubin, Atlanta: Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, 15 March - 15 May 2011

PUBLISHED:
Rebecca Brown, Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Indian Art from the Collection of Shelly and Donald Rubin, Atlanta: Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, 2010, p. 101 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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