Delhi Art Gallery: When India woke up to freedom, MF Husain was a worker at a furniture shop in Mumbai, earning Rs 25 a month by designing nursery furniture and wooden toys. Delhi Art Gallery is one of the very few art houses to possess Husain’s wooden toys from that time. You can also visit the gallery to pore over some rare paperworks, drawings and paintings by the master painter. For instance, the gallery has the famous work by the artist on the Tiananmen Square agitation of 1989 and also his celebrated work on the Kargil war. “We have a lot of Husain’s social issuesbased work,” says Kishore Singh from the gallery. In all, DAG has 100-odd works by Husain, the earliest dating back to 1949. The collection is a mix of his finest horses, representations of Mother Teresa and more.
Rahul & Art: The gallery is one of the privileged ones to have published a book on Husain in 2008. Husain is the gallery’s most preferred artist and their portfolio is woven around him to quite an extent. Some unique paperworks by Husain and a wooden toy by the artist are the other attractions.
Gallery Espace: Owner Renu Modi shared a special bond with the maestro since her first show was dedicated to Husain and he also designed her house in Delhi. The gallery has several of Husain’s drawings.
CMYK Bookstore: You could also check out the pocket art book on MF Husain published as part of the Delhi Art Gallery artist series!