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TRANSPORTATION II (CALCUTTA 300 SERIES)

TRANSPORTATION II (CALCUTTA 300 SERIES)

Item Description:

Mixed media on paper

44 1/2 x 60 1/4 in. (112.8 x 153 cm.)

Signed 'Husain' upper left and inscribed 'Transportation II' lower right
Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi.


EXHIBITED:

Calcutta 300, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 1994-1995.

Calcutta 300, from Job Charnock's Kolikata to Satyajit Ray's Mahanagar, Tata Centre, Kolkata, 1990.

LITERATURE:

For a print of the same work, see K. Bikram Singh, Maqbool Fida Husain, New Delhi, 2008, p. 219.



The current work was created to celebrate the tercentenary of the city of Calcutta (now Kolkata). Husain shared a special relationship with the city, and has created entire bodies of work that highlight the city and its people. 'In his Calcutta paintings, too, he builds a fragmentary narrative comprising scraps of his impressions about the city's past and present, its culture and chaos, its distinction and decadence and the passion and pastime in the life of Calcuttans. The fragmentary nature of the narrative is suggested often by piecing together separate panels which split a total frame.' (Manasij Majumder, 'Husain's Calcutta Revisited', January 2011, www.artnewsnviews.com)



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About The Artist:

MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN (1913-2011)

AUCTION
₹ 5,000,000.00 ( Low est. )

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