Tyeb Mehta

Falling Figure

Lot No
88
Medium
Crayon on paper
Year
1992
Size
25 x 19 in.
Estimate
Rs. 15,00,000 - 20,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 25,25,572

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Signed & Dated : Top Right

Exhibited : ‘Tyeb Mehta - Triumph of Vision’ at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 15th January - 18th February, 2011.

Published : ‘Tyeb Mehta: Ideas Images Exchanges’ by Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2005, pg. 280.

‘Tyeb Mehta - Triumph of Vision’ by Vadehra Art Gallery, NewDelhi, 2011, pg. 70.

Provenance : Property from an important Mumbai based collection, artwork was previously auctioned by Astaguru.

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.