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M F Husain
A Collection of Forty-Two Works


The present lot is a set of forty-two unframed postcards, 28 of which were illustrations--or "sketches"--that were originally part of Husain's Letters, a rare, illustrated chapbook of poems by the artist, published by Ayaz S Peerbhoy in 1969. A pioneering businessman in the advertising world, Peerbhoy was also Husain's first biographer, as well as an early patron of his art who introduced the young artist to new collectors.



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  Lot 54 of 76  

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

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Winning Bid
Rs 96,00,000
$131,507

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
A Collection of Forty-Two Works
20 works signed and dated; 19 works dated
1959 -1962
Mixed media on postcard
3.5 x 5.5 in (9 x 14 cm) (each)

This work is a set of forty two unframed postcards. A rare book of poems published by Ayaz S Peerbhoy in 1969 is also included with the lot.

(Set of forty two)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist
The Ayaz S Peerbhoy Collection, Bangalore
Thence by descent

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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