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M F Husain
(1913 - 2011)

Monkey and a Girl I





"All forms of art are born from one's roots"

Maqbool Fida Husain was born in 1913 in Pandharpur, Maharashtra. A self-taught artist, he came to Mumbai in 1937, determined to become a painter. In 1948, he was invited by F N Souza to join the Progressive Artists ' Group.

Husain began his career by painting billboards for feature films and making furniture designs and toys, to earn a living. When took up...



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  Lot 23 of 50  

SPRING LIVE AUCTION | MODERN INDIAN ART
11 MARCH 2021

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Winning Bid
Rs 14,40,000
$20,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Monkey and a Girl I

Inscribed '"Monkey and a girl" I' (lower left) and signed 'Husain' (lower right)
Watercolour and pastel on paper
21.5 x 14.25 in (54.5 x 36 cm)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Bangalore
Property from a Private Collection, Maharashtra

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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