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Tyeb Mehta
(1925 - 2009)

Untitled



Painted in 1961, during his stay in England, the present lot is representative of one of the earliest phases of Tyeb Mehta's figuration, before he turned to the sharp lines, bisecting diagonals and flat expanses of colour that became the hallmarks of his later works. In these early paintings, Mehta layered his canvases thickly with expressionist brushstrokes out of which his solitary subjects seemed to be etched. Rather than the explicit...



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  Lot 37 of 70  

WINTER ONLINE AUCTION: MODERN INDIAN ART
18-19 DECEMBER 2012

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Tyeb Mehta
Untitled

1961
Oil on canvas
48.5 x 38.5 in (123.2 x 97.8 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford

EXHIBITED AND PUBLISHED:
Indian Painting Now, Arts Council, Commonwealth Institute, London, 1965

EXHIBITED:
South Asian Artists at Work in London, Bear Lane Gallery, London, 1965

PUBLISHED:
Tyeb Mehta: Ideas, Images, Exchanges, Ranjit Hoskote, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2005
"Tyeb Mehta", George Butcher, The Guardian, 1965

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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