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M F Husain
Untitled


Maqbool Fida Husain was a fearless artist who did not hesitate to experiment, be it his choice of medium or changes in the way he manipulated the picture plane. The present lot at first glance appears to be a conventional painting, however on closer inspection one finds that Husain is playing with posture and visual elements. By adding a border he makes it a painting within a painting. He places the woman’s hand on the frame as if she is...



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  Lot 64 of 77  

MODERN EVENING SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
15 FEBRUARY 2014

Estimate



Winning Bid
Rs 1,02,00,000
$167,213

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Untitled
Signed in Devnagari (upper left)
Oil on canvas
66 x 22 in (167.6 x 55.9 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Private Collection, New Delhi

PUBLISHED:
Continuum: Progressive Artists’ Group, ed: Kishore Singh, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2011
Modern: Progressive Artists’ Group (1947-2013), ed: Kishore Singh, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2013
The Naked and the Nude: The Body in Indian Modern Art, ed: Kishore Singh, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2013

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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