M F Husain

  • Air India art collection showcased for first time August 16, 2013

    Eclectic artworks by Indian masters M F Husain, S H Raza, K H Ara and B Prabha among others, owned by Air India and housed in its various offices across the country, have been brought together for display for the very first time as part of a brand building exercise. Select...
  • Paoli wanted Hussain to paint her nude portrait April 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Looks like Bengali actress Paoli Dam is mighty impressed by that infamous scene in James Cameron's Titanic where Leonardo DiCaprio paints Kate Winslet in the buff. In fact, she even wishes the late maverick artist M F Husain were around to actually do the job. Apparently, the actress, who's making...
  • Husain's documentary to be screened at IFFI November 30, 2011

    Panaji: A film documentary by late painter M.F. Husain will finally be screened at the ongoing 42nd International Film Festival of India despite right wing protests, said organisers Tuesday. Speaking to reporters, festival director Shankar Mohan said Husain's documentary 'Through the eyes of a painter' would 'definitely be screened' Wednesday, but...
  • Husain saab was an immortal personality: SRK June 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has condoled the demise of legendary painter M.F. Husain by remembering him as an immortal personality. The actor regrets he couldn't meet him for one last time and says he will always miss him. "I have been very close to him, and I just...
  • Fanatic groups acted against Husain: Digvijaya June 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Thursday utilised the death of M F Husain to take potshots at the BJP alleging that the party supported Hindu "fanatic organisations" that acted against the renowned painter. "BJP symbolised that hardcore communal thought ...there were some reactionary organisations which took direct action...
  • The life and legend of M F Husain June 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Maqbool Fida Husain shared his birthday with the Hindutva icon Narendra Modi. Somewhere in the interstices of this twisted irony lies the idea of India, perpetually in conflict. Husain's art made him a legend. He was undoubtedly India's best known painter who presided over a cult following for...
  • M.F. Husain revives 'Mughal E Azam' February 25, 2011

    Mumbai: Noted painter M.F. Husain has paid his personal tribute to K. Asif's epic film Mughal-E-Azam by recreating the movie's fabulous scenes in a series of exquisite paintings. "I love India. I loved the film and really wanted to show the grandeur and the power the film shows," Hussain said in...
  • Culture, not military makes a nation: Husain March 26, 2010

    After being forced to stay out of India by radical groups, M F Husain, one of the most celebrated artists of India spoke to CNN-IBN and questioned the Indian government's repeated assurances on providing him security. The painter who spoke after taking the citizenship of Qatar said that the politicians...
  • Husain has accepted Qatar citizenship, says son March 26, 2010

    Dubai: M F Husain, revered by many as India's Picasso, would no longer be an Indian, his son said on Friday, confirming that he had accepted Qatar's offer to confer its nationality on him. Husain, who has been living in self-imposed exile for nearly four years following a spate of cases...
  • Husain keen on returning, waiting for Govt's call March 26, 2010

    New Delhi: As the Government plans to approach the Supreme Court for speedy disposal of all cases against MF Husain, the renowned painter says he is ready to return to India at the earliest. Husain, who is on a self-imposed exile, said he “wholeheartedly” welcomes the Government’s move as it will...
  • Is Govt responsible for M F Husain's return to India? March 26, 2010

    Under threat from right wing groups for his controversial paintings, artist M F Hussain has been living in exile for almost 3 years now. ...
  • Bikram Singh puts together Husain's life in book December 2, 2008

    New Delhi: Maqbool Fida Husain is the latest book on the artist that tries to capture his long, very long, life - from his initial years of struggle and poverty to life under the arc lights and beyond. The book covers 60 years of paintings done by the prolific artist....
  • No show for Husain's film, filmmakers upset November 26, 2008

    Goa: After protests from Hindu right wing organisations, a screening of exiled artist M F Husain's documentary Through The Eyes Of A Painter was deferred on Tuesday at the ongoing International Film Festival of India in Goa. "Some organisations in Goa petitioned to the Chief Minister and other organisations that...
  • M F Husain celebrates his 93rd b'day today September 17, 2008

    New Delhi: M F Husain was born in Pandharpur, Maharashtra in 1915. One of India's best known artists, Husain who started off by painting cinema hoardings is often called the "Picasso of India". But his art has also always pulled him into controversies with certain paintings that triggered a row...
  • Supreme Court offers relief to M F Husain September 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Noted painter M F Husain on Tuesday got a major relief from the Supreme Court which refused to initiate of criminal proceedings against him for allegedly hurting public sentiments through some of his paintings that were dubbed as obscene. "There are many such pictures, paintings and sculptures and some...
  • SC won't try Husain for 'obscene' paintings September 8, 2008

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea to prosecute well known painter M F Husain for his allegedly obscene paintings of Hindu goddesses and hurting religious sentiments. A bench of Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan dismissed the plea saying, “There are many such pictures, paintings and sculptures and...
  • No Husain, but good start for Indian Art Fair August 23, 2008

    New Delhi: The first ever International Indian Art Fair had a great opening despite the absence of MF Husain's paintings. While there is regret amongst some exhibitors, the focus now is on the presence of international and Indian buyers. ...
  • Husain's works banned from Indian Art Summit August 21, 2008

    New Delhi: The first International Indian Art Fair begins this weekend in the Capital, where the spotlight will be on the will be on the Indian Art Summit. The focus will be on Indian art and artists barring MF Husain, whose works will not be showcased. It's yet another blow...
  • M F Husain says he is returning to India July 22, 2008

    London: Maqbool Fida Husain, India's best-known artist, is returning home from the exile he was forced into by people protesting his nude depiction of Hindu goddesses. "India is my home. As soon as my current work is done, I'll return," he said adding, "Is anybody stopping me?" Husain at 93 years...
  • Relief for M F Husain, judge says charges 'baseless' May 8, 2008

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Thursday dismissed criminal proceedings against painter M F Husain, who lives in self-imposed exile in London and Dubai and was alleged to have hurt public sentiments through some of his paintings. Giving relief to the 91-year-old painter, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said the allegations were...
  • Husain's painting auctioned for record $1.6 mn March 25, 2008

    The artist talks about living each day amidst endless controversy. ...
  • M F Husain finally joins the million-dollar club March 2, 2008

    New Delhi: Tyeb Mehta was the first to do it in 2005 with his painting Mahishasura going down for $1.5 million. Then a host of others ran past the million-dollar mark like Souza, Raza, Sher-Gil and Gaitonde. But for the most famous of them all, M F Husain reached the...
  • Indian artists rule Christie's art auction February 25, 2008

    New Delhi: The auction house Christie's is in India for the preview of the works from their South Asian Art section, and Indian masters this year share the limelight with young contemporary names. The auction which has the latest on modern and contemporary art from South Asia, has as many...
  • Bid bid buy: Bangalore's Bid & Hammer holds first art auction February 19, 2008

    Bangalore: The Bid & Hammer auction house in India, set up in January this year, recently held its first auction in Bangalore. It's the only auction house in India that offers antique furniture and artifacts up for the bid. Director Bid & Hammer, Maher Dadha says, "It's an auction house for...
  • Constraining creativity: Have the extremists won? December 1, 2007

    New Delhi: The past few years have seen several artistes being made targets for the wrath of fundamentalists If it was Taslima Nasreen on Friday, on Saturday it is Madhuri Dixit. The Bangladeshi author was forced to give in to extremist pressure and withdraw objectionable lines from her autobiography. This came in...
  • Mughal-e-Azam gets a new 'art director' in Husain August 20, 2007

    London: Come November and Bollywood fans in London can revisit the magnificence of Mughal-e-Azam, one of Hindi cinema's finest films, in a new avatar. Exiled Indian artist MF Husain is currently working on a series of 51 paintings inspired by K Asif's landmark film, which will be a part of...
  • Husain says he lives outside India voluntarily July 13, 2007

    New York: Of Images and Illusions, an exhibition at the Tamarind Art gallery in Manhattan featured five young Indian artists but the centre of attention was the guest of honour at the opening reception, M F Husain. The veteran artist has been living overseas for over a year since facing...
  • Legal hassles aside, M F Husain's hard at work July 12, 2007

    New Delhi: Of Images and Illusions, an exhibition at the Tamarind Art gallery in Manhattan featured five young Indian artists but the center of attention was the Guest of Honour at the opening reception, M F Husain. The veteran artist has now lived overseas for over a year since facing legal...
  • India 360: Husain a soft target? June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: India is a democracy but when it comes to the fundamental rights of artistic expression, we seem to run out of space. The ‘moral police’ of India slams M F Husain for painting nude pictures of Hindu Gods. A court has ordered attaching his properties in Mumbai for...
  • Husain has another brush with law June 19, 2007

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Painter M F Husain's love for the female form is once again proving to be too costly for the artist. His depictions of Hindu deities have often made him the target of Hindutva ire. Now, the latest case of obscenity against him is concerning a painting called Bharat Mata...