Tyeb Mehta


Lot No
Oil on canvas
59 x 41.3 in.
Rs. 14,00,00,000 - 18,00,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 17,75,02,500

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Literature : Coups de Coeur, Halles de I'lle, exhibition catalogue, Geneva, Switzerland, 1987 p. 81 (illustrated).

R. Hoskote, 'Tyeb Mehta: The Pure Artist', Forbes India Online Edition, 31 July 2009 (illustrated, unpaginated)

Exhibited : Geneva, Halles de I'lle, Coups de Coeur, July - August 1987

Provenance : Currently from an important North India based collection, artwork was acquired by the present owner from Christie’s, New York.

Previously from the private collection of Mr. Praful A. Shah: Chairman of Garden Silk Mills Ltd.,

Originally from the collection of Guy and Helen Barbier, Geneva, Switzerland.

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.