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Tyeb Mehta
Falling Figure II


The present lot is part of Tyeb Mehta's Falling Figure series that he first began painting in the mid?1960s. Composed of fractured planes, distorted limbs and agonised faces, the figures in this series are depicted falling headlong into an undefined abyss. In many ways, the Falling Figure captures the essence of Tyeb Mehta's art, articulating his preoccupation with addressing the human condition. Mehta witnessed violence at several...



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  Lot 44 of 84  

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8-9 APRIL 2020

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Tyeb Mehta
Falling Figure II
Signed and dated 'Tyeb 92' (upper right)
1992
Crayon on paper
24.5 x 19 in (62.5 x 48 cm)

PROVENANCE
Property of a Distinguished Gentleman, New Delhi
Property from a Private Collector
Astaguru, 14-15 May 2013, lot 31
Saffronart, Mumbai, 16 February 2017, lot 47
Acquired from the above

EXHIBITED:
Tyeb Mehta: Triumph of Vision, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 15 January - 18 February 2011

PUBLISHED:
Yashodhara Dalmia, Tyeb Mehta: Triumph of Vision, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2011, p. 70 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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