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Tag: Maqbool Fida Husain

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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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