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Lot No :

M F HUSAIN (1913 - 2011)

UNTITLED, 2004

"All forms of art are born from one's roots" Maqbool Fida Husain was born in 1913 in Pandharpur, Maharashtra. A self-taught artist, he came to Mumbai in 1937, determined..... 

Estimate: Rs 15,00,000-Rs 18,00,000 ( $21,740-$26,090 )


Untitled

Dated '25th November, 2004' (upper right) and inscribed 'Thursday' (upper left)

2004

Chalk and epoxy on blackboard

47.5 in x 72 in   |  120.5 cm x 182.7 cm




PROVENANCE:
Gifted by the artist
Christie's, London, 12 June 2018, lot 69
Acquired from the above



The current lot was gifted by the artist to The Sanjan Nagar Public Education Trust (SNPET), established in 1995 in Lahore with the aim of providing free education to marginalised children. The current work by M F Husain was sold to benefit the Trust's mission to expand their educational facilities, thus enabling them to extend their outreach.

Husain, a long-time believer and supporter of the SNPET vision created this particular work on a classroom blackboard when he visited their facilities in Lahore in November, 2004.

The work will be shipped unframed