Two MF Husain works to be auctioned for first time

LONDON: Two paintings by M F Husain will be offered at an auction for the first time at Sotheby’s next month which will also see a host of important works by artists like V S Gaitonde, F N Souza and Jehangir Sabavala going under the hammer.

Hot on the heels of the landmark Amaya Collection, its first evening auction of Indian art, Sotheby’s has sourced an exceptional line-up of works – many fresh to the market and with outstanding provenances – for its Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art sale in London on June 11.

Offered for the first time in this sale, on the centenary year of his birth, Husain’s exceptional 1961 oil on canvas ‘Jhoola’ (estimated at 220,000-250,000 pounds) was acquired directly from the artist during the 1960s. It depicts two women atop a swing (jhoola) which hangs from a tree.


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