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Tyeb Mehta
Kali


The present lot, a monumental figure of Kali, is one of only a few paintings Tyeb Mehta ever made on this subject. Three large-format standing Kali figures were all painted in a brief period between 1988 and 1989, of which the present lot is the largest. He revisited the subject in later years, painting a few smaller format Kali busts. Mehta's Kali references the divine entity whose mythology and iconography is about the ultimate triumph...



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  Lot 33 of 150  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
13-14 JUNE 2018

Estimate
$3,000,000 - 4,000,000
Rs 19,80,00,000 - 26,40,00,000


Winning Bid
$3,998,000
Rs 26,38,68,000

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Tyeb Mehta
Kali
Signed and dated 'Tyeb 89' (on the reverse)
1989
Oil on canvas
67 x 54 in (170.2 x 137.2 cm)

PROVENANCE:
The Ebrahim Alkazi Collection
Saffronart, 6-7 June 2007, lot 77
Collection of Harry Habermann, Germany

PUBLISHED:
Ranjit Hoskote, Ramachandra Gandhi et al., Tyeb Mehta: Ideas Images Exchanges, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2005, p. 177 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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