Friday, September 24, 2010

MF Husain's handwritten poem on sale

A rare handwritten Hindi poem by artist M F Husain, "Mere Dil ki Dhadkan...(The beat of my heart)", is one of the prized pieces at an exhibition of art, Weaving Legacy 10 and it is on sale.

The poem, composed in a stylised manner with accompanying line drawings and doodles on four ordinary text-book sheets with black ink, brings forth the artist's troubled emotional state and a sense of nihilism. The work, dating back to the 1990s, is priced at Rs.2.5 lakh.

"The exhibit sourced from a private collector for the exhibition is rare because it was meant to be reproduced as a limited edition print. But for some reason, it could not be printed," Gargi Seth, curator of the show, told IANS. "The work on display is the lone copy of the poem in the country now," she added.

Full report here Hindustan Times

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