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PROPERTY OF SAN FRANCISCO COLLECTORS

Maqbool Fida Husain
(b. 1915)
THE GREEN REVOLUTION
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 180,000 USD
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PROPERTY OF SAN FRANCISCO COLLECTORS

Maqbool Fida Husain
(b. 1915)
THE GREEN REVOLUTION
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 180,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Indian Art Including Miniatures & Modern Indian Paintings

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Maqbool Fida Husain
(b. 1915)
THE GREEN REVOLUTION
Signed in Devanagari lower right and inscribed 'Tehran Exh' on reverse
Oil on canvas
48 3/4 by 29 1/2 in. (123.8 by 74.9 in.)
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Exhibited

Purchased by the present owners from Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, 1970

Catalogue Note

Husain's paintings of the 1970s were inspired by the scenes of rural India. His canvases from this period deal with the theme of the farmer and his family who formed the backbone of the Indian nation. Geeta Kapur compares Husain's paintings from this phase of his career, with the rural themes of Amrita Sher-Gil's works and states that, 'Husain took Amrita's legacy further towards a more authentic stage. His villagers are not particularly beautiful; but surrounded by their tools, their animals...they appear more truly alive, secure and rooted in their environment.' (Yashodhara Dalmia, The Making of Modern Indian Art: The Progressives, 2001, p. 107).

The present work derives its title from the Green Revolution, a government sponsored program that began in 1967 with the aim of achieving self sufficiency in grain production. This initiative focused attention on the labor and toil of the Indian farmer and elevated him to a symbol of national pride.

Indian Art Including Miniatures & Modern Indian Paintings

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New York