Mf Husain

  • MF Husain's son presents father's rare portrait to AMU 02-02-2014 11:59 PM

    Shamshad Husain, son of renowned painter MF Husain, on Sunday presented a rare painting of his father to the Aligarh Muslim University. Shamshad was the chief guest at the inaugural function of a three-day national workshop on "Nature Interpretation and Diorama-Making in Museum", organised by the department of museology. Delivering...
  • MF Husain's 'Bhopal' up for auction in UK 20-09-2013 12:44 PM

    Legendary artist MF Husain's landmark painting 'Bhopal', which depicts the horrors of the 1984 gas leak tragedy in the Indian city, is set to be auctioned in London, with a pre-sale estimate of up to 300,000 pounds. Auctioneer Bonhams will sell the painting along with pioneering artwork by Indian master...
  • Barkha Roy: Will take the film on MF Husain to the festivals 09-08-2013 10:59 AM

    Mumbai: Barkha Roy, sister of yestyeryear actress Reena Roy, is producing a film on MF Husain's journey and says that it's not a biopic. Titled 'My Friend Husain', it is being directed by Bhavana Sresht. Barkha has incorporated a special song in the film as a tribute to the late...
  • To those we said goodbye in 2011... RIP 23-12-2011 05:26 PM

    New Delhi: They entertained, educated and enlivened our lives with their talent and sheer brilliance. As another year draws to a close, it is time to remember their magic and say adieu once again to some of those who left us in 2011. Bhimsen Joshi: In what was described as...
  • Husain's documentary to be screened at IFFI 30-11-2011 11:50 AM

    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,...
  • An extravaganza of 200 films at Mumbai Film Fest 21-09-2011 05:22 PM

    Mumbai: The 13th Mumbai Film Festival, beginning next month, offers an extravaganza of 200 films from across the globe for connoisseurs and will pay tribute to legendary film personalities like Shammi Kapoor, Mani Kaul and M F Husain, organisers said. An initiative by the Reliance Entertainment and being organised by...
  • Husain wanted to destroy his paintings in exile 05-07-2011 11:49 AM

    New Delhi: Forced to live away from India, M.F. Husain at one time wanted to destroy all his paintings, says his son Owais Husain who is hungering to conquer the wasteland of possibilities left behind by his illustrious father. "I feel suddenly in life there is a wasteland in front...
  • Reema Nath made Husain act in 'Mohabbat' 13-06-2011 02:29 PM

    Writer-director Reema Rakesh Nath is perhaps the only one to have directed M.F. Husain in a film. Not only that, Husain also painted the poster for her father's 1947 moive Romeo and Juliet. The film was Mohabbat (1997) and it featured Akshaye Khanna, Sanjay Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit. "It was...
  • Husain was sad about not returning to India: Madhuri 11-06-2011 01:32 PM

    M.F. Husain was always full of excitement and ever on the move, reminisces Madhuri Dixit, the celebrated painter's first Bollywood muse with whom he had planned an ambitious project on Indian cinema. The diva, who had spoken to Husain over a month ago, says he would become sad about not...
  • Valuing master MF Husain's works 10-06-2011 08:55 PM

    New Delhi: MF Husain's death has left a gaping hole in the art world; those who knew him will miss the man as much as his talent. The prolific and generous artist leaves behind a substantial legacy with his body of works rumoured to be up to 40,000 pieces. How...
  • Husain saab was an immortal personality: SRK 10-06-2011 05:29 PM

    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...
  • Big B cherishes Husain's paintings 09-06-2011 05:22 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan today mourned the death of M F Husain and said the best gift he received from the celebrated artist was a painting of Lord Hanuman when he was recuperating after an accident on the sets of Coolie. "M F Husain, artist, painter, friend... passes away!...
  • Bollywood mourns MF Husain's demise 09-06-2011 04:15 PM

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Legendary painter MF Husain had his heart in Bollywood and many from the film industry have expressed grief over his demise today. "Very sad to hear that the great MF Husain is no more, RIP," veteran actor Dev Anand said on micro-blogging site Twitter. "The news is shocking....
  • Tragic for Husain to die in exile: artists 09-06-2011 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: Friends and admirers of MF Husain were on Thursday at a loss of words at the demise of the painter famously dubbed 'Piccaso of India' and angry at the fact that he had to die in a foreign land. From contemporaries Kishen Khanna and Anjolie Ela Menon to...
  • Celebrated painter MF Husain dies at 95 09-06-2011 11:58 AM

    New Delhi: India's best known artist Maqbool Fida Husain, who took Indian art to the global stage in a celebrated career that was also mired in controversies, died at the age of 95 early Thursday, in London. The ebullient and eccentric barefoot-painter, known for his cubist-inspired modern art, died at...
  • Why was Husain a controversial figure? 09-06-2011 10:01 AM

    New Delhi: The death of the legendary painter MF Husain, would have struck a deep blow to the art fraternity. Credited with several accolades during his lifetime, including the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan, the artist was also mired in several controversies throughout his career. His depiction of nude Hindu...
  • MF Husain's 'Sixth Seal' on sale in London 29-05-2011 01:03 PM

    London: Two significant paintings of legends MF Husain and SH Raza will be the highlights of a Sotheby's auction here next week that is expected to fetch in excess of 2.8 million pounds. Sotheby's sale of South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art on May 31 Comprises 62 lots, several with...
  • Husain, Raza art works at summer sale in London 25-05-2011 12:56 PM

    New Delhi: Paintings by MF Husain and SH Raza among other modern and contemporary artists figure among the highlights of Indian art in two upcoming summer sales abroad. "The Sixth Seal" by Husain estimated at 500,000 pounds and exhibited at Oxford's Museum of Modern Art's 'India: Myth and Reality, Aspects...
  • M.F. Husain revives 'Mughal E Azam' 25-02-2011 02:31 PM

    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...
  • India Art Summit: Husain's paintings withdrawn 21-01-2011 06:56 AM

    New Delhi: Paintings of MF Husain were taken down at the India Art Summit by the art gallery displaying them on Thursday, after the gallery owner allegedly received threatening messages. Husain has been living in exile abroad for the last five years following alleged threats by saffron groups. Those behind...
  • Husain to be auctioned in Doha 08-12-2010 03:17 PM

    The auction carries a pre-sale estimate of in excess of USD$4 million, features over 65 artists from 24 countries with 82 pieces in the sale that are contemporary interpretations of calligraphy. The two works of MF Husain are – 'Allah' and 'Al Qaf', watercolour and ink on paper, estimated at...
  • MF Husain gives up his Indian passport 08-03-2010 08:57 AM

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