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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist.

  • Catalogue Essay


    “First, he dynamizes and completely fills pictorial or artistic space; he casts it in motion, making it an occasion for acts of transformation. Second, when he uses colour he employs brilliant colours to envelop space with symbolic and expressive value as opposed to serving as a filter for light. Third, he models the human form in distinctly Indian ways, in accord with lessons learned from his study of the Gupta period of sculpture and what he knows of Indian miniature and from his knowledge of Indian poetry a capacity to turn artworks, especially works on paper, into lyrical and poetically resonating intimacies.”
    (D. Herwitz, Hussain: drawings, paintings, watercolors, graphic, sculpture, photography, tapestry, Bombay, 1988, p. 27)

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Self-Portrait

2006
Acrylic on canvas.
60 x 60 cm (23 5/8 x 23 5/8 in).
Signed and dated 'Husain 006' upper right. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Estimate
£25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for £32,450

BRIC

14 - 15 April 2011
London