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M F Husain
Untitled


In the 1950s and 1960s, Husain began painting canvasses with a single, faceless woman against a muted background. The present lot, painted in 1967, is a vertical composition composed of just three elements: a large black sun, a seated woman without any facial features, and a lantern in her lap. The background offers no clues to either place or time. During this period, Husain's "figures suddenly became anonymous. They existed on the picture...



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  Lot 102 of 150  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
13-14 JUNE 2018

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M F Husain
Untitled
Signed in Devnagari and dated '67' (lower right)
1967
Oil on canvas
71.5 x 35.5 in (181.6 x 90.2 cm)

PROVENANCE:
The Pittie Collection, Hyderabad
Glenbarra Art Museum, Japan
Saffronart, 9-10 September 2009, lot 78
An Important Private Collection, Southeast Asia

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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