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Tyeb Mehta
(1925 - 2009)

Falling Figure with Bird



Born in Gujarat in 1925, Tyeb Mehta's artistic career spanned several decades, styles and media. Mehta's first forays into the world of art were as a budding cinematographer and film editor in the wake of the Second World War. Later, in part because the communal rioting during the partition of the Indian subcontinent considerably circumscribed his activities, he turned to painting, enrolling at the Sir J.J. School of Art, which was close to his...



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  Lot 40 of 75  

AUTUMN ART AUCTION
19-20 SEPTEMBER 2012

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Winning Bid
$1,817,000
Rs 9,63,01,000

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Tyeb Mehta
Falling Figure with Bird

Signed and dated in English (verso)
1988
Oil on canvas
59 x 47 in (149.9 x 119.4 cm)

PROVENANCE:
An Important Private Collection, USA

EXHIBITED AND PUBLISHED:
Bharat Ratna! Jewels of Modern Indian Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2009-10


PUBLISHED:
Tyeb Mehta: Ideas Images Exchanges, Ranjit Hoskote, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2005
Celebration of the Human Image: The Human Figure in Indian Contemporary Painting, Yvette Kumar, R. Siva Kumar, A. Ramachandran, Akbar Padamsee, Ranjit Hoskote,Thinking Eye, New Delhi, 2000

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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