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ONLINE AUCTION
International Art
1st Session

October 01 - October 29, 2020

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LOT 018

Maqbool Fida Husain
1915 - 2011
Indian

Bronze Head
acrylic on canvas
signed and dated 1984 and on verso signed, titled, dated June 1984 and inscribed "London"
12 x 10 in, 30.5 x 25.4 cm

Available for post auction sale.

PRICE: $22,500

Preview at: Heffel Vancouver

PROVENANCE
Collection of Aziz Kurtha, a friend of the Artist, Dubai
Acquired from the above by the present Private Collection, circa 2005

LITERATURE
K. Bikram Singh, Maqbool Fida Husain, 2008, reproduced page 121 and quote page 117 and 123, figure 103, listed as in the collection of Aziz Kurtha


Bronze Head is an exceptional work by Maqbool Fida Husain as the woman in this painting has clearly defined features and a strong sense of individuality. Bikram Singh writes of this painting "With a few exceptions - such as the Untitled female head of 1984 (Fig 103) that looks like the head of an Egyptian woman and the brown-ink-on-paper-works done by Husain in Honolulu in 1982 in which the women clearly have delineated faces and therefore, appear as persons rather than just female forms - most of his women are faceless."


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