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    Sale 1975

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    20 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 69

    MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN (B. 1915)

    Untitled (Two Figures)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN (B. 1915)
    Untitled (Two Figures)
    signed in Hindi and Urdu dated '74' (lower right)
    acrylic on canvas
    83 x 46 in. (210.5 x 116.7 cm.)
    Painted in 1974


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    Provenance

    In 1974 the present owner was based in Chandigarh, Punjab working on a survey of Child Nutrition. It was there, at an exhibition of photographs of children, that M.F. Husain visited and was spontaneously moved to create this work.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK