MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN
By Richard Bartholomew and Shiv S. Kapur
New York: Harry N. Abrams
No date [c. 1970]
pp. 60 + 192 paintings, many colour, many tipped-in, some folding
Original maroon cloth binding with a Husain sketch embossed insilver on cover and a fine dustjacket
Size 11.5 x 11 inches
Ex-library copy [Gary Public Library] with title-page clean. Only 1 stamp on contents page and 2 on book edges.
HUSAIN - Drawing, Painting, Water Colour, Graphic, Sculpture, Architecture, Photography, Tapestry
By Dr Daniel Herwitz
Bombay: Tata Steel, 1988
pp. 348 [full-page illustrations after p. 29 up to the end]
size: 14.5 x 12.5 inches
Black cloth binding with fine dustjacket
A fine copy
A contemporary painter works with the traditional weaver.
Tapestry hand woven in tusser silk and zari
New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery
pp. 36 + a triple fold plate, all in colour showing reproductions of 33 tapestries including 3 on cover
1-page essay at the end by Santo Datta
Title-page reproduced in Husain's handwriting
Hardcover with dustjacket
Size: 11.5 x 9.5 inches
THE GENESIS OF GAJA GAMINI, a film by M. F. Husain
Ahmedabad: H2A Graphics International
pp. 186 + a VCD
Stiff cards with dustjacket
Profusely illustrated in colour
Size 11 x 9 inches
Compiled and written after filming of his movie Gaja Gamini, this book was released in 2000 prior to release of the film. It contains Husain's personal experiences of the making, along with storyboard and photographs.
IMAGES OF THE RAJ - Water Colours, Acrylic on Canvas, Drawings [by] M. F. Husain
Foreword: Sara Abraham
Text: Ashok Mitra
Bangalore: Sista's Art Gallery
pp. 21 / No date [c. 1980s]
9 colour paintings tipped-in on black paper
Text printed on tissue paper set against blank black paper
Cover drawn and printed in golden ink by Husain [showing 'Tippu's Tiger'], title-page drawn and printed in silver ink by Husain
7 full-page sketches drawn in golden and silver ink facing some of the tipped-in plates
Size: 11 x 7.5 inches
M.F. HUSAIN - "OUR PLANET CALLED EARTH (OPCE) SERIES"
Published bySwarup Group of Industries, Mumbai, in 2004
Industrialist Guru Swarup Srivastava had struck a deal for 100 paintings to be made by Husain for Rs 100 crores. After the first 25 paintings had been delivered, Srivastava brought out this elephant folio volume reproducing them. The project did not continue any further.
The hardback has one plate pasted on cover. There is 1 page each on Husain and Srivastava with their portraits printed on opaque paper followed by 25 reproductions, each preceded by their extensive caption.
The book is contained in a drop over box as issued.
Size 22.5 x 17.5 inches
PAINTINGS BY M.F. HUSAIN
[Cover reads 'Untiring restless work and inspiring workmanship de 'Maqbool Fida Husain, the Art Gratia Investment as admiration de 'OPCE - 100 (Our Planet Called Earth - 100 Painting Series)"]
Issued in 2004 after Guru Swarup Srivastava of Swarup Group of Industries had contracted for 100 paintings from Husain
pp. 32 with 24 colour plates
Size: 11.5 x 8.5 inches
New Delhi: Lalit Kala Akademi
8-page essay by Shiv S. Kapur and 23 illustrations, some in colour, biographical notes
Stiff cards with dustjacket
Size: 7 x 5 inches
KERALA - GOD'S OWN COUNTRY
Paintings by M.F. HUSAIN
Text by Shashi Tharoor
Published in New Delhi in 2003 on behalf of Kerala Tourism
pp. xiv, 59
Massive size / 14 x 9.5 inches
Fine hardback with fine dustjacket
The first sectionGOD'S OWN COUNTRY [pp. 1-36] has a large number of full page and smaller colour reproductions of Husain's paintings and some b&w sketches.
SANSAD UPANISHAD - M. F. HUSAIN IN PARLIAMENT: Reflections in Drawings
2007.br.No pagination [pp. 80]
Title-page drawn by Husain, 5-page introduction in Husain's handwriting followed by full-page and half-page b&w sketches of what Husain saw as Rajya Sabha member in the 1980s-90s. The introduction and many sketches drawnon Rajya Sabha letterheads.
Size: 16 x 12.5 inches [elephant folio]
GAJA-NAMA : 10 PAINTINGS, 10 DRAWINGS by HUSAIN
Hyderabad: Cinemaghar, 2006
21 full-page paintings
Essays by Stephen Alter and Savita Apte
Size 14 x 12 inches
MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN by Petra Hinterthur
14-page essay focusing on Husain's MOTHER TERESA SERIES in complete issue of ORIENTATIONS for April 1983
Rare catalogue of exhibition held in 1960 in Germany by Frankfurter Kunstcabinett in association with Kumar Gallery, New Delhi
16-page catalogue with text in German and English
Essay by German gallery owner Hanna Bekker von Roth
6 images, 2 in colour, including the one on cover
Rare catalogue of exhibition held in 1988 at Hunter Museum of Art, Tennessee from the collection of Chester and Davida Herwitz
Text by Daniel A. Herwitz
16-page stapled catalogue / 11 x 7.5 inches
IMPRINTS OF INDIA: M. F. HUSAIN -Graphics, Books and DVDs on and by the artist
Text by Dr P. M. Bhargava
Organised by 1x1 Gallery of Dubai in 2007
pp. 40 printed on stiff cards, entirely in colour, with some text printed in Husain's handwriting
Spiral bound as issued /14 x 10 inches
'SHASHTIPOORTI' M. F. HUSAIN / Qatar reprint
Originally issued in 1975 on the 60th birthday of Husain, this rare reprint of that rare book of memorabilia was issued in a limited edition under Husain's supervision in Qatar in2011 and has a printed note in Husain's handwriting to that effect.
pp. 45 full of photo-montages, paintings, sketches, drawings, photographs
Hardback / 10 x 8.5 inches
BEYOND BORDERS - The Saarc Journal: M. F. HUSAIN, A TRIBUTE
pp. 100 with essays by 16 eminent persons and some poems by Husain.
Full of old photographs, drawings, sketches. Contributors include Geeta Kapur, Ram Rahman, Shashi Tharoor, Arpana Caur, Jitish Kallat and Richard Bartholomew
Softcover/ 11 x 8.5 inches
WHERE ART THOU - M. F. HUSAIN, AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
With Khalid Mohamed
Published by M. F. Husain Foundation, Mumbai in December 2002
pp. xxxiv, 262
with sketches by Husain and some photographs
Hardback with dustjacket / 10 x9.5 inches
HUSAIN - RIDING THE LIGHTNING
By Dnyaneshwar Nadkarni
Bombay: Popular Prakashan
pp. 176 with sketches and colour plates
Hardback with dustjacket
12 x 10 inches
LIGHTNING [Painting of Husain]
Fromthe collection of Marguerite and Kent Chargundla
NEW YORK: Tamarind Art Gallery
pp. 85 with numerous colour plates and photographs
Signed presentation copy from the Chargundlas
About a single huge painting titled 'Lightning' created by Husain for the Chargundlas with commentaries on the work by 5 scholars including Daniel Herwitz and Tom Keehn
Hardback / 15 x 9.5 inches
In a box as issued
HUSAIN INC UNLIMITED by Ranjit Hoskote
5-page article in complete issueof 'Gentleman' magazine for July 1996, criticizing Husain for "hype, gimmicks and media publicity", with Husain photograph on cover.
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