M F Husain
Opinion  /  Published 14.07.20

The house of art

Often an important transformative moment in a city’s history becomes identified with a neighbourhood or even a house. While Colaba is not Montmartre, Bandra is not Bloomsbury and Kekee Manzil no...
By Ruchir Joshi in

Arts  /  Published 12.01.19

When Husain annoyed architect B V Doshi

Das teases out a neat linear tale. He eggs Doshi on to elaborate on his experience of working with Le Corbusier, the Swiss-French architect who is known to have prepared the master plan for Chandigarh...
By Anasuya Basu in

Culture  /  Published 31.07.18

Colonial laws being used to exile, silence individuals

By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Arts  /  Published 02.11.18

Photos: Raza, Souza, Husain in landmark NY show

Asia Society Museum, New York, is hosting a landmark exhibition, which opened on September 14, exploring modernism in India in the years following independence. The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art ...
By Smita Tripathi in

Arts  /  Published 08.03.19

Souza to lead Sotheby's New York auction

At Sotheby's upcoming sale of Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art to be held in New York on March 18th, 93 paintings representing 56 artists will go under the hammer. This is a major leap from las...
By Smita Tripathi in

India  /  Published 05.03.20

Top sellers wow at Nirav Modi auction

Fugitive businessman Nirav Modi-owned paintings, 15 of which went under the hammer on Thursday night, fetched Rs 53.45 crore for the Enforcement Directorate, indicating that while only a few buyers an...
By Smita Tripathi in

India  /  Published 04.03.20

On auction: Nirav's art collection

Other highlights include a serene blue painting by V S Gaitonde from 1972, estimated at anything between Rs 7 crore and Rs 9 crore ($1 million-1.28 million). There is also a depiction of Krishna by Ma...
By Smita Tripathi in

Opinion  /  Published 03.08.19

Law 'designed to suppress liberty of the citizen'

Earlier this month, I joined a group of film-makers and scholars in sending a letter to the prime minister, alerting him to the high number of hate crimes committed in India in the name of caste and r...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Books  /  Published 04.10.19

Struck by lightning

Lightning, it is said, never strikes the same place twice. But in India, lightning obeys no such law. This could well be the message of M.F. Husain’s 60 x 10 feet-wide polyptych, also the subject of...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in


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