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M F Husain
Mother Teresa


"So animated, so brisk was her walk,... I sat there aghast... looking at her, at her frail body bend at the back. She was in a coarse white cotton sari, worn in the Bengali style. Her face, her wrinkled skin was illuminated by an inner light." - M F HUSAIN

Husain's meeting with Mother Teresa, a decade before this painting was made, had a profound impact on the artist. Beginning with a series of works in 1980 that were...



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  Lot 48 of 69  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
20 SEPTEMBER 2018

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Rs 4,56,00,000
$637,762

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ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Mother Teresa
Signed in Bengali and signed and dated 'Husain/ '89' (lower right)
1989
Acrylic on canvas
51 x 91 in (129.6 x 231.3 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Property from an Important Collection, South East Asia

EXHIBITED:
Modern Indian Art: 12 Contemporary Painters, presented by Saffronart and Pundole Art Gallery at New York: The Metropolitan Pavilion, 12-16 May 2001

PUBLISHED
Ian Findlay-Brown, Modern Indian Art: 12 Contemporary Painters, Mumbai: Saffronart, 2001 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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