Maqbool Fida Husain
In his expressive style, Modern Indian artist M.F. Husain depicts the elephant headed Hindu god Ganesh, who reaches out to a bird while he reclines, denoting god and nature as one.
Using bold colors and Cubist techniques, Husain is famous for works that inspire movement and beauty through his Figurative subjects.
India Art Fair
“We really wanted to create a platform for art in India, because the market was new and the infrastructure was limited….really, we wanted to build awareness of the great potential and talent in India. It became clear that a healthy art market could only be achieved through a long-term effort to engage new audiences,” said India Art Fair founder, Neha Kirpal.
View the broad spectrum of Indian and Southeast Asian Art.
When the fair opens today, it will bring together 105 galleries from 24 countries, showcasing a lot of talent set against a rich cultural history.
India Art Fair
We are thrilled to be partnering with India Art Fair, which takes place from January 31 to February 3, 2013.
Founded in 2008, the fair has rapidly grown into one of the world’s most attended art fairs, highlighting the growing potential of this emerging market. In its 5th edition, India Art Fair is bringing together 105 galleries from 24 countries, presenting over 1,000 exciting artist from across India and the world.
We’re particularly looking forward to the fair’s program that includes a three day speakers forum, art projects, performances, book launches, curated walks, an art bookstore, and much more!
Discover Indian Art.
We’re featuring a beautiful selection of Contemporary Indian Art on artnet Auctions. The star of the sale is Positano (1954), an elegantly painted watercolor by famed Post-Modern Indian artist Jehangir Sabavala (1922–2011), who was among the first Indian artists to become internationally acclaimed.
Flip through our album for a quick preview of the sale, and click through to artnet Auctions to view more lots from our Indian Art auction.
Indian Turner Prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor’s Shadow III, a portfolio of nine color etchings, is now on artnet Auctions.
Click through to place your bid.
Iranna’s Powerful Artwork
Indian and South East Asian Art sales are dominating the art world this week, and we have one of the most powerful works on artnet Auctions.
Give Me Freedom (2007), by internationally acclaimed Contemporary Indian artist G.R. Iranna, is a powerful example of the artist’s notions of birth, death, life, and transcendence. Victory and the victimization of mankind are central themes in Iranna’s visual vocabulary. This is poignantly and powerfully illustrated in Give Me Freedom by the blind-folded young girl playing piano while a massive tiger sleeps at her feet, and by the Spanish bull-fighter defeating a charging bull.
Chittrovanu Mazumdar’s Subversive Diptych
This untitled large-scale two panel painting is a visual and conceptual tour-de-force by famed Indian Contemporary artist Chittrovanu Mazumdar. The simple palette of red, white, and black paint—accompanied by rows of sexually explicit text at various sizes—is used here to create a visual and text-based narrative that is intense, subversive, and incredibly powerful.
M.F. Husain’s Paola
Check out this rare gem of a painting, Maqbool Fida Husain’s Paola (1958). Husain, who died last year, was recently listed as the most important Indian artist in the world. He was also much-discussed during the just-closed Art HK 2012, where many Indian artists were represented.