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M F Husain
Untitled


Unseen since its debut at a 1950 exhibition of works by members of the Progressive Artists' Group in Bombay, this early painting offers rare insight into the artist's formative period, underscoring the early crystallization of his artistic strengths and the idiom that would soon come to define his body of work.

Speaking about his work from the early 1950s, Ayaz S. Peerbhoy, the artist's first biographer, notes, "Husain's paintings...



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  Lot 25 of 85  

SUMMER ART AUCTION
19-20 JUNE 2013

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$36,012
Rs 20,16,672

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ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Untitled
c. 1950
Oil on canvas
22.5 x 16.5 in (57.2 x 41.9 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Acquired by Leslie Albion Squires, when he was Vice Consul at the American Consulate, Bombay, in 1950
Thence by descent

EXHIBITED:
Progressive Artists' Group Show, Mumbai, 1950

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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