Tyeb Mehta

Untitled (Rickshaw Puller)

Lot No
43
Medium
Acrylic on canvas
Year
2002
Size
59 x 35.5
Estimate
Rs. 20,00,00,000 - 25,00,00,000

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additional information

Signed & Dated : Verso

Published : ‘Concept and Form’ exhibition catalogue by Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2004.

Exhibited : ‘Celebration of Colours’ at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai by Vadehra Art Gallery, 2002.

‘Concept and Form’ group exhibition at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2004.

Provenance : Property of a private Delhi based collection, artwork was previously auctioned by Saffronart, 2006.

Artwork Size

Height of the figure - 6ft

about artist

Born in 1925 in Gujarat, Tyeb Mehta did his Diploma in Painting from Sir J. J School of Arts, Mumbai. The versatile artist freely adopted techniques and styles associated with modernist as well as avant-garde art movements in North America and Europe, simultaneously imbibing India’s rich artistic traditions. In fact, he switched to purely 'Indian' themes through the 1970s and 1980s. Later, his imagination was captured by the various incarnations of the Goddess as Durga, Kali etc. Apart from his solo shows, among his recent selected group exhibitions are 'Multiple Modernities: India, Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA; ‘Freedom 2008 – Sixty Years of Indian Independence’, CIMA, Kolkata; ‘India Art Now: Between Continuity; and Transformation’, Province of Milan, Milan, Italy.