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M F Husain
Mahishasura Mohini




"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 48 of 100  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
13-14 JULY 2021

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Winning Bid
$24,490
Rs 18,00,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Mahishasura Mohini
Signed 'Husain' (lower right) and inscribed '"Mhainsasur Mohini [sic]"' (upper left); signed 'Husain' (on the reverse)
Ink and chemical print on sunboard
49.75 x 36 in (126.5 x 91.3 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist
Private Collection, Mumbai

A preparatory drawing for this work was published in Icons of the Millennium, Bombay: Gallery Lakeeren, 1999, p. 37

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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