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M F Husain
(1913 - 2011)

Untitled (Mehndi)



“I’m merely trying to collate my experience of 60 years through the paintings. Through men, women, plants and birds...I’m not narrating any story...I’m not concerned with certain types here; instead I’m aspiring to convey my vision to speak...I didn’t sit down, brood that I have to do this theme or that. If you become overly conscious about what you’re doing, then artificiality, a fake-ness creeps in.” - M F HUSAIN

The human figure...



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  Lot 22 of 55  

SPRING LIVE AUCTION: MODERN INDIAN ART
6 APRIL 2022

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Rs 96,00,000
$128,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Untitled (Mehndi)

Signed in Devnagari and dated '62' (lower right); bearing Kumar Gallery label (on the reverse)
1962
Oil on canvas
33.75 x 17.75 in (85.5 x 44.8 cm)

PROVENACNE
Acquired from Kumar Gallery, New Delhi, 1962
Private Collection, England
Thence by descent
Christie's, South Kensington (UK), 10 June 2010, lot 215
Private Collection, New Delhi

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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