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M F Husain
Living Goddess




"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 47 of 120  

MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN ART AND COLLECTIBLES
13-14 OCTOBER 2021

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$134,520
Rs 99,54,480

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ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Living Goddess
Signed 'Husain' and further signed in Devnagari and Urdu (lower right); titled, inscribed and signed ‘“LIVING GODDESS”/ (NEPAL)/ Husain’ (on the reverse)
Circa 1960s
Oil on canvas
32.5 x 34.25 in (82.5 x 86.7 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist in London, 1968
Private Collection, Spain
Sotheby's, London, 23 October 2018, lot 35

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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