Maqbool Fida Husain

Maqbool Fida Husain (17 September 1915 – 9 June 2011) was a modern Indian painter of international acclaim, and a founding member of Bombay Progressive Artists' Group. (Source: Wikipedia)

The first of the two works by Husain is rare, early and possibly unique with other examples (of kite paper collages) so far not seen in the public domain. The second a vibrant work exhibited in the 50s at the Progressive Artists' Group in Mumbai.

Lot #23
MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN ( 1913 - 2011 )
Untitled (Lion)
Kite Paper Collage
Signed and dated 1954
21 x 15 1/2 in.
INR 10,00,000 - 15,00,000
Acquired Directly From The Artist,
Thence By Descent,
Dhoomimal Gallery
Private Collection , Delhi
A Legacy of Art, Eighty Glorious Years - Dhoomimal Gallery (pg 141)

kite paper collage maqbool fida husain

Lot #24
MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN ( 1913 - 2011 )
Oil On Canvas
Circa 1950
22.5 x 16.5 in
INR 30,00,000 - 50,00,000
Acquired by Leslie Albion Squires, when he was Vice Consul at the American Consulate, Bombay, in 1950
Thence by descent
Saffronart Lot 25, June 2013
Private Collection, Delhi
Progressive Artists' Group Show, Mumbai, 1950

maqbool fida husain c 1950