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M F Husain
(1915 - 2011)

The Other Self

In a 1983 interview, M.F. Husain declared that it was only natural that his artistic vocabulary was predominantly figurative, saying, "How can I go abstract when there are 600 million people around me in India? It is impossible for me to ignore the multitudes around me. How can I do that as an artist?" (as quoted in Pritish Nandy, The Illustrated Weekly of India, 4 December, 1983).

The present lot, a stark figurative canvas from the...

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  Lot 48 of 85  

19-20 JUNE 2013


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Rs 53,76,000

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M F Husain
The Other Self

Signed in English and Devnagari (upper left)
c. 1970s
Oil on canvas pasted on board
36 x 25.5 in (91.4 x 64.8 cm)

Acquired by the current owner from Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, c. 1979
Private United Kingdom Collection

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


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