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Tyeb Mehta
Untitled (Figure of a Woman)


"In the early work, expression was all-important... I was painting from the gut." - TYEB MEHTA

Tyeb Mehta's paintings from the late 1950s and early 60s are markedly different from the minimalist figuration that became essential to his later work. Several paintings from this early phase, including the present lot, depict human figures who seem to be made of wet clay, only just emerging out of the earth to which they belong....



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  Lot 54 of 69  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
20 SEPTEMBER 2018

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Tyeb Mehta
Untitled (Figure of a Woman)
1961
Oil on canvas
49 x 39 in (124.2 x 98.8 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford
Christie's, London, 21 May 2007, lot 33
Property from an Important Collection, New Delhi

EXHIBITED:
South Asian Artists at Work in London, London: Bear Lane Gallery, 1965
Indian Painting Now, London: Commonwealth Institute, 8 January - 7 February 1965

PUBLISHED:
Ranjit Hoskote, Ramachandra Gandhi et al., Tyeb Mehta: Ideas, Images, Exchanges, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2005, p. 59 (illustrated)
George Butcher, "Tyeb Mehta", The Guardian, 1965

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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