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Tyeb Mehta
(1925 - 2009)

Untitled



Since Tyeb Mehta first painted a trussed bull in 1956, the figure of this animal has remained with him and reappeared in his work across various media including painting, sculpture and film. Representing power, violence, anguish and vulnerability, the bull came to symbolize Mehta's own experiences, particularly of the communal rioting and loss of agency and life following the partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947. He recalls, "There was a...



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  Lot 14 of 70  

SUMMER ART AUCTION 2012
19-20 JUNE 2012

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Winning Bid
$15,733
Rs 8,49,600

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Tyeb Mehta
Untitled

Signed and dated in English (upper left)
2004
Pencil on paper
11.5 x 8.5 in (29.2 x 21.6 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Gifted by the artist to the present owner

Category: Drawing
Style: Figurative


 









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