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Collectible Books and Ephemera on Indian Art
Rabindra Nath Tagore: Gitanjali, Signed...
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Art of Mr H Majumdar, edited by C. P. Ray and published the Indian Academy of Art, Calcutta, c.1927. Signed and inscribed 17/2/1927 copy by Hemen Majumdar presented to the editor of Navchetan for the favor of kind review, original decorated card covers enclosed in a full leather folder, 11.5 x 9 inches , 11 plates a few coloured one mounted. + Hemendra Nath Majumdar by Anuradha Ghosh, Rajya Charukala Parishad, Calcutta, 2016, many coloured plates, 161 pages, hardcover with dust jacket 12x 9 inches.
Rs 55,000- 65,000
HUSAIN KI KAHANI ...
HUSAIN KI KAHANI APNI ZUBANI, a folio sized leather bound book originally hand written by Husain IN URDU was published in 2010 by Archer Art gallery, Ahmadabad and printed in highest standards of lithography, uncut printed on special deluxe handmadepaper. All drawings in the book have been engraved in lithography, similar to the limited editions of great artists published in the finest styles of printing in the west.SIGNED and limited edition of 250 copies of which this is number 145. .br.The book was published to celebrate Husain's 95th birthday and was only meant for his family and friends.184 page book containing 88 drawings with deckled edged paper and decorated original boards.Size 20 x 13.5 x 2 in.THE barefoot artist, M.F. Husain, wrote his autobiography in Urdu. Titled M.F. Husain ki Kahani Apni Zubani, it is said to be inspired by Ghalib's couplets:By quoting the second couplet, Husain seems to allude to his passion for walking barefoot. His works show him to be inspired by the past, and he ever so easily walked from the present into the past, from where he embarked on a journey to pre-historic ages. The harsh realities of the present were not lost to him.Despite the fame he gained as an artist, and the transformation into M.F. Husain from Maqbool Fida Husain, he did not allow the young Maqbool to disappear. As described in the autobiography, the boy Maqbool goes on reminding him of the early years spent in poverty.M. F. Husain ki Kahani delves deep into Husain's imagination; there are instances where he talks about Imam Hussain's horse Duldul as well as Buraq which carried the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) to the skies. There are references to themythological horse of Ramchandrji Ashomidh. In these reminiscences the young Maqbool interrupts the narrative to remind Husain not to forget Achhan Mian, the horseshoe maker, and Kalloo Mian, the tonga walla who helped develop his fascination for horses.Husain's mother died when he was just a year and a half and his grandfather, Abdul, filled that role. At the time of his death, Abdul handed Husain a 10 rupee note which played a significant part in his life.Husain never forgot the first sale he made. At a street corner in Indore, a stranger appeared from nowhere and paid him 10 rupees for the painting he was working on. This was how he started off as a painter. The money reminded him of the 10 rupee note given to him by hisdying grandfather.Husain also narrates his dramatic meeting with Madhuri Dixit at an award function in 1994. Though a stranger to her status as an award-winning actress, he became deeply entranced by her persona.The autobiography summarises how a boy born in Pandharpur went to Indore and grew up to become Maqbool, the painter. Bombay conferred on him the title of M.F. Husain, the artist, while in Delhi he was awarded the Padma Bhushan.During his wanderings from city to city and country to country, Husain met a host of people. Whenever he was asked about them, his reply was, "If I try to enumerate them, it will give the impression of name dropping. I can only say:Husain's prose style is praiseworthy. The bestexample of this distinct style is when Husain writes:"The age of M.F. Husain has not yet come to an end. In fact, he is in the midst of three periods, the period of love and beauty, the period of art and film, the period of worldly worries, gham-i-rozgar....Husain is awake with colours on his canvas and his devotion to the apsaras of Bollywood. He has already touched the feet of deities sitting in Ajanta and Ellora. He has been wondering all these years in the bazaars of beauty. But he is not a merchant of beauty. He is there as a distributor of beauty. But don't forget the Maqbool of yesteryears, who kept standing in the line for two hours to purchase a two anna cinema ticket. This is not a film script. This is a scene from real life, the life story of Maqbool not known to the people. They only know 'M.F. Husain' as he now is." - Article from "M.F. Husain: The Life Story", Dawn, June 18, 2011.
Rs 2,00,000- 2,50,000
ART AND CINEMA / ...
Art and Cinema, Limited Edition of 1000 copies, Signed and numbered Dimension: 12.5 x 13 x 1.8 inAuthor: M F HusainPublisher: Archer, Ahmadabad and jointly published by Madhuri-McBull CreationYear: 1997The copy number of this limited edition book is 583. Signed Husain 001.Binding: HardcoverAlso including original music cassette, thick and heavy book, profusely illustrated with coloured plates many foldouts, original boards, silver printed dust wrapper and in originalslip case) + M2+V=GG (MADHURI McBULL + VISION= GAJA GAMINI) published by M F Husain foundation 2002. Size 23 x 9 x 1 inches, profusely illustrated in decorated original boards in original slipcase.
Rs 75,000- 1,00,000
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a) CURTIS "TOMAHAWK" Printed paper pasted on paper7.75 x 9.25 in (19.7 x 23.5 cm)Inscribed 'CURTIS "TOMAHAWK"/ Single seater fighter. Wing span 37 ft. 4 in./ Armed with 6 machine guns-/ Two in each wing-two in fuselage./ -Powered by/ One1090 H.P.Allison Engine./ Speed 327 M.P.H' (lower centre) and inscribed again '237' (lower right)b) BELL "AIROCOBRA" (Caribou) Printed paper pasted on paper7.75 x 9.25 in (19.7 x 23.5 cm)Inscribed 'BELL "AIROCOBRA" (Caribou)/Single seater fighter./ Wing span 34 ft./ Armed with one 20 mm. cannon and multiple machine guns./ Powered by/ Pne 122 H.P. Allison Engine to rear of pilot./ Speed 400 M.P.H. Range 900 miles.' (lower centre) and inscribed again '234' (lower right).br.c) "HARVARD" TRAINER Printed paper pasted on paper7.75 x 9.25 in (19.7 x 23.5 cm)Inscribed ' "HARVARD" TRAINER/ Low-wing two-seater monoplane./ Wing span 42 ft./ Powered by/ One 600 H.P.Pratt & Whitney "Wasp" Motor./ Speed 205 M.P.H. Ceiling 22,000 ft.' (lower centre) and inscribed again '227' (lower right)d) CONSOLIDATED "CATALINA" Printed paper pasted on paper7.75 x 9.25 in (19.7 x 23.5 cm)Inscribed 'CONSOLIDATED "CATALINA"/ Flying Boat of the Coastal Command. Wing span 104 ft. Wing tips acts an pontoons. Crew 6./ Gun positions in use and on top of hull behind wings./ Powered by/ Two 1200 H.P. "Twin Wasp" Engines./ Spped 190 MP.H. Range 4000 miles' (lower centre) and inscribed again '239' (lower right)e) CONSOLIDATED "LIBERATOR"Printed paper pasted on paper7.75 x 9.25 in (19.7 x 23.5 cm)Inscribed 'CONSOLIDATED "LIBERATOR"/ Long range bomber./ Wing span 110 ft./ Armed with gun turrets in nose and tail, other gun positions infuselage./ Powered by/ Four 1200 H.P.Pratt & Whitney "Twin Wasp" Motors./ Speed 335 M.P.H Range 3000 miles. Crew 6./ Ceiling 36,000 ft.' (lower centre) and inscribed again '230' (lower right)f) SHORT-SUNDERLANDPrinted paper pasted on paper7.75 x 9.25 in (19.7 x 23.5 cm)Inscribed 'SHORT-SUNDERLAND/ Bomber-reconnaissance Flying Boat./ Armed with 4 power-driven gun turrets./ Powered by/ Four Bristol-Pegasus Engines of 1010 H.P. each./ Speed 210 M.P.H. Range 2500 miles. Crew 10.' (lower centre) and inscribed again '218' (lower right)g) BOULTON PAUL DEFIANTPrinted paper pasted on paper7.75 x 9.25 in (19.7 x 23.5 cm)Inscribed 'BOULTON PAUL DEFIANT/ Two seater fighter plane with power operated turret/ withmultiple machine guns./ Powered by/ Rolls Royce Merlin Motor, 1050 H.P./ Speed 360 M.P.H.' (lower centre) and inscribed again '215' (lower right)(Set of seven)
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Magenta and Orange Dual ColourPure Katan Silk Banarasi Dupatta with Soona Booti
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