Paintings by B. Prabha (1933-2001) and Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-
2011) will be Part of Bruneau & Co.'s Nov. 15th Auction
Both artists have appeared in Bruneau & Co. auctions before, with successful results. They’re back
now for an encore. The 327-lot auction is online-only, with a start time of 6 pm Eastern.
Cranston, RI, USA, November 2, 2021 -- Paintings by the renowned Indian artists Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-
2011) and B. Prabha (1933-2001) fared so well in past Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers sales, the pair will be back for
an encore in the upcoming Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction slated for Monday, November 15th, online-only,
starting at 6 pm Eastern time. Over 325 lots will come up for bid.
In September, a dynamic oil on canvas Cubist painting by Husain, depicting a rider on the back of a wild horse,
sold for $43,750. Prior to that, in March 2020, an equestrian-themed watercolor on paper by Husain realized
$16,250. In that same auction, a figural oil on canvas by B. Prabha, titled Woman with a Pear Basket, brought
$11,875. Prices quoted included the buyer’s premium.
In the November 15th auction, the B. Prabha painting titled Indian Women Painting, depicting six Indian women
with their hair tied back and long limbs, walking through a village, 30 ½ inches by 77 ½ inches, has an estimate of
$15,000-$20,000. The work is signed by Prabha’s agent, Nayana Sarmalkar. Prabha entered the art world when
few Indian women were involved professionally, and worked on more than 50 exhibitions, both inside and outside
The Husain painting is a Cubist figural watercolor depicting a man and woman in bright polychromatic outfits on the
back of a white horse. Housed in a 33 inch by 27 inch frame, the painting should reach $10,000-$15,000. It comes
with a certificate of authenticity. Dubbed “the Picasso of India," Husain started off painting billboard signs in India
but quickly developed his own style by blending together folk, tribal, and mythological arts.
The Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction will feature