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M F Husain
Landscape of a Triangle


"I am aware
of cracks in Rembrandt,
whose browns burn in me.

I tremble not,
though
rock-rust boots
are ditched deep.

But
the silky sun
afloat on Turner
shrills me."

- M F HUSAIN

The present lot, an enigmatic landscape painted in 1970, was likely inspired by Husain's visit to Egypt and the Middle East in the 1950s. Depicting a single palm tree in the foreground...



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  Lot 29 of 76  

ALIVE: EVENING SALE OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
17 SEPTEMBER 2020

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Rs 84,00,000
$115,068

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Landscape of a Triangle
Signed in Devnagari and Urdu and dated '70' (lower right); inscribed and signed '"LANDSCAPE OF A TRIANGLE"/ B/ V/ 70/ Husain' (on the reverse)
1970
Oil on canvas
36 x 26 in (91.6 x 66.3 cm)

PROVENANCE
The Homi Bhabha Collection
Pundole's, Mumbai, 20 April 2011, lot 8
Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Mumbai

Category: Painting
Style: Landscape


 









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