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M F Husain
(1913 - 2011)

Sawari



M F Husain began his career by working as a commercial billboard artist, an illustrator, and a toy maker at the Fantasy Furniture Shop in Bombay before quitting his job in 1947 to pursue art full-time. According to Ram Chatterjee, the toys created by Husain weren’t mere playthings, instead possessing a “monumental quality” that was a result of their formal beauty and decorative charm. (Kishore Singh ed., Continuum: Progressive Artists’...



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  Lot 45 of 109  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
22-23 JUNE 2022

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Winning Bid
$14,400
Rs 11,08,800

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Sawari

Signed 'Husain' (lower centre)
Painted wood mounted on board
Height: 10 in (25 cm)
Board size: 16 x 20 in (41 x 51 cm)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, New Delhi

PUBLISHED
Ram Chatterjee, Husain's Toys, Bombay: D B Rajpally, 1960 (illustrated, unpaginated, another from the edition)

Category: Relief Sculpture
Style: Abstract


 









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