Kamasutra in Paris: Watercolour by M F Husain [SIGNED BY HUSAIN]
Pavan K Varma and Francis Dore, Kamasutra in Paris: Watercolour by M. F. Husain / Le Kama Sutra Ou la voie de la passion: Aquarelle par M. F. Husain, Mumbai: Published by Husain himself, 2005
Concertina-style book with hardcovers. The concertina printed on both sides; one in English and the other in French; and contains 42 drawings. 6-page English Introduction by Pavan K. Varma and 24 offset prints (4 colours). 12-page French Introduction by Francis Dore and 20 offset prints (4 colours). The watercolours are cheekily signed 'Bhootlingam' [Ghost male organ!].
6.5 x 5 in (16.5 x 12.7 cm) as a closed book
167 X 6.5 in (424.1 x 16.5 cm) accordion when spread out
Contained in a canvas pouch with tasselled string as issued.
Signed "Husain" and dated "005" on the page adjacent to the title page.
M. F. Husain had done a series of watercolours and Mithuna drawings on Kamasutra in London and Paris which were exhibited at the Pierre Cardin Centre in Paris. This book was launched in 2005 by Mr. Pierre Cardin during the exhibition. The book was published in English and French.
This lot is offered as a RESERVE lot.