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Tyeb Mehta
Red Madder


Although Tyeb Mehta dramatically reworked his artistic vocabulary and the way in which he handled his subjects after spending a year in the United States on a Rockefeller III Foundation Fellowship in 1968-69, he always remained true to the human form and his initial expressionist idiom. As he explained, “I am not a minimalist or abstract painter…my work is still expressionist. The human figure is my source, what I primarily react to” (as quoted...



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  Lot 55 of 100  

WINTER AUCTION 2009
9-10 DECEMBER 2009

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Winning Bid
$116,139
Rs 53,42,371

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Tyeb Mehta
Red Madder
Signed and dated in English (upper left)
1962
Oil on board
44.5 x 35.5 in (113 x 90.2 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Formerly in the collection of Lord Michael Croft, Croft Castle, Herefordshire

EXHIBITED:
Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford, 1962
Indian Painting Now, The Arts Council of Great Britain, London, 1965

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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