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    Sale 1975

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    20 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 111

    MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN (B. 1915)

    Untitled

    Price Realised  

    MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN (B. 1915)
    Untitled
    signed and dated 'Husain 1966' (upper left); signed again in Hindi (upper left)
    oil on canvas
    39 x 30 in. (99.1 x 76 cm.)
    Painted in 1966


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    Harold Leventhal's relationship with art and India was notable for his friendships with South Asian artists including Maqbool Fida Husain and Satish Gujral. He helped to coordinate a number of ground-breaking Contemporary Indian exhibitions in the U.S., showing works by Jamini Roy, Maqbool Fida Husain and Satish Gujral, enactments of theatre by Rabindranath Tagore and screenings of work by the filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Harold Leventhal's personal collection portrays his profound appreciation and friendship with some of India's leading artists.

    Provenance

    Collection of the late Harold Leventhal (1919-2005) and thence by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION IN FLORIDA