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M F Husain
Battle of Ganga and Jamuna: Mahabharata 12


"...The Mahabharata discloses a rich civilisation and highly evolved society which, though of an older world, strangely resembles the India of our time..."
- M F HUSAIN

M F Husain is perhaps among India's most prolific modern artists whose unique visual idiom left an indelible mark on the history of Indian art. A largely self-taught artist, he began his career painting cinema billboards and then making toys, before...



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  Lot 5 of 40  

SPRING LIVE AUCTION | MUMBAI, LIVE
5 MARCH 2020

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Rs 13,44,00,000
$1,920,000

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ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Battle of Ganga and Jamuna: Mahabharata 12
Signed and dated 'Husain 72 1/2' and signed again in Devnagari (lower left and upper right)
1972
Oil on canvas
74 x 107.75 in (188 x 273.5 cm)

PROVENANCE
Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection
Sotheby's, New York, 5 December 2000, lot 127
Glenbarra Art Museum, Japan
Christie's, New York, 20 March 2008, lot 57

EXHIBITED
Paris: Espace Cardin, 1972
Moscow: Oriental Museum, 1972
M F Husain: The Modern Artist and Tradition - A Retrospective, presented by Art Heritage at New Delhi: Lalit Kala Akademi, 1978-79
India: Myth & Reality, Aspects of Modern Indian Art, Oxford: Museum of Modern Art, 27 June - 8 August 1982

PUBLISHED
Ebrahim Alkazi, M F Husain: The Modern Artist and Tradition, New Delhi: Art Heritage, 1978, pl. 33 (illustrated)
David Elliott and Ebrahim Alkazi eds., India: Myth & Reality, Aspects of Modern Indian Art, Oxford: Museum of Modern Art, 1982, p. 6 (illustrated)
Dr Daniel Herwitz, Husain, Bombay: Tata Steel Publications, 1998, p. 103 (illustrated)
Parul Dave- Mukherji ed., Ebrahim Alkazi: Directing Art - The Making of a Modern Indian Art World, Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing and New Delhi: Art Heritage Gallery, 2016, p. 66 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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