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Tyeb Mehta
Untitled (Figure of a Woman)


“In the early work, expression was all-important...I was painting from the gut.” - TYEB MEHTA

Tyeb Mehta has "consistently sought the autonomy of the image and authenticity of expression" in all his works. (Yashodhara Dalmia, "Tyeb Mehta," Journeys: Four Generations of Indian Artists in Their Own Words – Volume I, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011, p. 87)

While minimalist figuration became an integral part of...



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  Lot 69 of 120  

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

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Tyeb Mehta
Untitled (Figure of a Woman)
1961
Oil on canvas
49 x 39 in (124.5 x 99.1 cm)

PROVENANCE
Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford
Christie's, London, 21 May 2007, lot 33
Property from an Important Collection, New Delhi

EXHIBITED
Indian Painting Now, London: Commonwealth Institute, 8 January - 7 February 1965
South Asian Artists at Work in London, London: Bear Lane Gallery, 1 November - 30 November 1965

PUBLISHED
George Butcher, Tyeb Mehta, London: The Guardian, 1965 (illustrated)
Indian Painting Now, London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1965 (illustrated)
Ranjit Hoskote, Ramachandra Gandhi et al., Tyeb Mehta: Ideas, Images, Exchanges, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2005, p. 59 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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