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Maqbool Fida Husain (Indian, 1915–2011)
LOT ID: 79604
Lahore, 1990

Watercolor, on paper.
22 х 15 in. (55.88 x 38.1 cm.)
Signed, and dated in graphite, right side, recto. Titled and inscribed "Lahore XII" in graphite, lower left, recto.
Lot description
"Lahore" (1990) is a vivid watercolor painting by one of the most famous post-Modern Indian artists, Maqbool Fida (M.F.) Husain (1915-2011). Husain applies a cubist approach to his art, fracturing forms and skewing perspectives, yet maintains an overall figurative element deeply rooted in traditional Indian imagery. His work is characterized by capturing the true and honest nature of the human condition through his unique painting style. This work is a rare. later painting that belongs to a small series of neo-pop colored close-up, sensual portraits of women. This work measures 22 x 15 inches (60 x 38 cm), is framed to larger dimensions (listed are approximate) and is in excellent condition.

Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011) was a self-taught artist who was born in Maharashtra, West India. In 1971 he was invited, along with Pablo Picasso, to the Sao Paulo Biennial and in subsequent years was the focus of several retrospectives in Calcutta, Mumbai, and Delhi. Maqbool Fida Husain (B. 1915-2011) was a proclaimed self-taught artist, was born in Maharashtra, in West India. In 1971 he was invited, along with Pablo Picasso, to the Sao Paulo Biennial and in subsequent years was the focus of several retrospectives in Calcutta, Mumbai, and Delhi. His work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy of the Arts and the Tate Gallery, both in London, and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. In recent years, Husain’s public presence has increased drastically, as his paintings have consistently achieved strong prices, with the record being 1,609,000 USD at Christie’s New York in March 2008.
Lahore by Maqbool Fida Husain
  • Lahore by Maqbool Fida Husain
  • Lahore by Maqbool Fida Husain
  • Lahore by Maqbool Fida Husain
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