|MF Husain and Prof. Peter Virdee|
MF Husain dubbed the Picasso of India who sadly died in London on 9th June 2011, aged 95 however myself along with others met in London to celebrate his life and works. Close friends of M.F. Husain, who have collected his works for many decades, held a very private and very subtle exhibition last night of a couple of dozen of his paintings at the Royal Academy in London.
The paintings were full of colour and dash and included not only Husain’s trademark horses but also Hindu deities as well as family and witty self-portraits. Collectively they did look amazing, all present agreed.
It was an honour to be involved in this event but furthermore to have met the legend and to have spent some evenings in his company.