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Tag: Maqbool Fida Husain

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    Noteworthy Artwork From Narayan Bendre Will Be Available With Bruneau & Co.

    Born in 1910, Narayan Shridhar Bendre was an influential pioneer of contemporary Indian art. He became interested in art after enrolling at the State Art School in Indore. As a student, Bendre was taught to observe nature and light. This learning played a key role in his career, and its…

    Narayan Shridhar Bendre Outdoor Genre Painting
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    Christie’s Presents South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art by Jamil Naqsh, M. F. Husain

    Jamil Naqsh is regarded as one of the most influential contemporary artists of the 20th century. Born in Uttar Pradesh in 1938, he gained national as well as global recognition. Several of his works can be characterized by sensual subjects and figurative compositions. Inspired by Pablo Picasso and Italian sculptor…

    Maqbool Fida Husain (1913-2011)
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    Paintings by Trailblazing Indian Artists Highlight Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers Upcoming Sale

    Ghulam Rasool Santosh was an avant-garde painter and poet born in India. After a spiritual experience in 1964, he took to a trailblazing painting style. Tantra (mysticism) and Kashmir Shaivism (a movement led by Lord Shiva’s followers) inspired his body of works. An interesting tantric abstract painting by Santosh is…

    Gulam Rasool Santosh Abstract Painting
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    The Diversity of Indian Art Dazzled in Saffronart’s December Sale

    From early stone carvings to contemporary paintings, India’s art scene is a reflection of various cultural influences. The diversity of Indian art is represented in the work of many renowned artists, including Raja Ravi Varma, Bhupen Khakhar, Ganesh Pyne, and Prabhakar Barwe. On December 15, 2021, Saffronart auctioned 70 important…

    The Diversity of Indian Art Dazzled in Saffronarts December Sale1
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    The Complete Results of 2021’s Fall Asia Week Auctions

    Collectors eagerly raised their paddles during this year’s Fall Asia Week. The largest auction houses together offered nearly two dozen events. The sales celebrated antique, modern, and contemporary items from across the continent. This auction series follows the success of Asia Week New York’s spring edition, which marked its 12th…

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    Around the Auction World: September 2021

    Photos from around the auction world in September of 2021. Image credit from left to right: Christie’s, Bonhams, and Annmaris/PIASA. Collage by Heemin Moon (Auction Daily). This September, collectors and art enthusiasts participated in a wide range of events. Many marked their calendars for the Swiss edition of Art Basel…

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  • Auction Industry

    Masters on the Market: Maqbool Fida Husain

    A Journey of Art, Fame, and Controversies Through the Works of India’s Most Celebrated Artist  Portrait of celebrated Indian Cubist artist, Maqbool Fida Husain (M. F. Husain), by Yanko Tihov. Public domain image via Wikimedia Commons. In 2006, Maqbool Fida Husain was forced to leave his home country of India.…

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  • Auction Guide

    A Guide to This Year’s Asia Week New York Auctions

    Across the industry, auction houses are gearing up for the 12th annual Asia Week New York. This collaborative event brings museums, galleries, specialists, and auction houses together to celebrate the category and emphasize its importance in the United States. It will formally run from March 11th through March 20th, 2021.…

    A Guide to This Years Asia Week New York Auctions1
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    Fine Paintings & Sculpture

    The artistic duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude were best known for their large scale works, wrapping buildings and landscapes in lengths of fabric. Among their most famous works was The Pont Neuf Wrapped, which was staged on Paris’ oldest bridge. After a decade of negotiation, Christo and Jeanne-Claude finally got permission…

    Anglo-American School, 19th Century Boy in a Gray Suit Holding a Rifle
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    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    Christie’s will present 56 lots of South Asian contemporary and modern art during the upcoming Asian Art Week. Vasudeo S. Gaitonde’s untitled 1983 painting is among the lots coming to auction for the first time. This green and blue piece grew out of Gaitonde’s exposure to Abstract Expressionism in the…

    NALINI MALANI (B. 1946)
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    July Estate Fine Art & Antique

    Maqbool Fida Husain, popularly known as M. F. Husain, was an Indian painter and filmmaker famous for his brightly colored modified Cubist paintings. Nicknamed the “Picasso of India,” Husain started his career creating Bollywood film posters. His paintings of horses depict his signature style – a combination of Indian tribal,…

    B. Prabha O/C Portrait Painting of a Young Woman
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    Estate Fine Art & Antiques Online Only Auction

    Indian painter M.F. Husain’s lifelong interest in horses began in the early 1950s. Influenced by the terracotta horses he saw during a visit to China, Husain began painting the animal as a symbol of power and tradition. Husain once said, “My horses like lightning, cut across many horizons. Seldom their hooves…

    Karl Bodmer Native American Handcolored Lithograph
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    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    Vasudeo S. Gaitonde was a member of India’s Progressive Artists' Group, a movement of artistic reinvention based in Bombay during the mid-20th century. After his association with the Progressive Artists' Group, Gaitonde was introduced to the Indian miniature watercolor technique by Shankar B. Palsikar. Along with his study of traditional…

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art
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    Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art

    Raja Ravi Varma, a name that resonates through the history of Indian art, will be featured in the upcoming Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art auction, offered by Sotheby’s. The available Varma painting depicts Swami Vishvamitra, a prominent sage of Hindu mythology, in a state of meditation. Varma is best…

    Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art
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    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    Christie's South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art auction is an important collection of over 100 works by early pioneers of modern South Asian art as well as contemporary artists from the region.   Present are a group of early paintings by members of the Progressive Artists’ Group including Sayed Haider…

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