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Tyeb Mehta
Reclining Figure with Bull's Head


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

A testament to Mehta's lifelong engagement with the figure-which resulted in some of his seminal paintings in later years, including the record-breaking Kali- the present lot lies at the very beginning of the artist's poignant and incisive journey in exploring the human spirit, and is a significant precursor to his later works....



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  Lot 67 of 120  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
12-13 JUNE 2019

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Tyeb Mehta
Reclining Figure with Bull's Head
Signed and dated in English (on the reverse)
1963
Oil on board
46.75 x 71 in (119 x 180.4 cm)

PROVENANCE
Saffronart, 10-11 May 2006, lot 87
Property from a Distinguished Collection, Mumbai

PUBLISHED
Ranjit Hoskote, Ramachandra Gandhi et al., Tyeb Mehta: Ideas Images Exchanges, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2005, p. 72 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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