WESTERN EXPERTS LACK EVEN BASIC KNOWLEDGE ABOUT CHUGHTAI ARTIST – COUPLED WITH ARROGANCE NOT TO CONSULT THE SOURCE OF THE ARTIST

WESTERN EXPERTS LACK EVEN BASIC KNOWLEDGE ABOUT CHUGHTAI ARTIST
COUPLED WITH ARROGANCE NOT TO CONSULT THE SOURCE OF THE ARTIST

MARC

We come across references in Western sources including so called auction circles PROVENANCE statements , and what can we say? An auction coming up in September narrates the presence of M.A. Rahman Chughtai in San Francisco. One can die laughing but we are not amused. M.A Rahman Chughtai visited Europe by ship in 1931 and 1938 and that is on record. Except for a couple of trips to India as well as one to Hyderabad Deccan, and two trips to East Pakistan, he went nowhere else. Around 1951 he was given a grant to lecture at Columbia University in USA but he never accepted that offer. So factually he never went back to Europe or that he ever visited USA. The reference of a meeting to someone with the artist in San Francisco is TOTALLY WRONG. So the provenance is not known or perhaps contrived by someone. We do not know! Anyway check the reference yourself and to read about his foreign trips read and down load EAST MT WEST from our blog and check this direct:

PROVENANCE
Property from the collection of a friend of the artist, who met Chughtai at a reception in San Francisco and fostered a friendship with him through exchanges of art books for his paintings
Bequeathed to a Canadian private collector by the above
Christie’s New York, 21 September 2005, lot 256
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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