Ustad Allah Bux

Pakistan (Lahore (punjab) 18951978 ) - Artworks
BUX Ustad Allah Lord In Heaven

Osian's /Mar 21, 2009
17,464.61 - 21,830.76
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Allahbakhsh

 

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Ustad Allah Bux - Untitled (krishna)

Ustad Allah Bux - Untitled (krishna)

Original 1932
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Lot number: 1
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LOT 1 PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION - ALLAH BUX 1895 - 1978 UNTITLED (KRISHNA) Signed and dated 'allah bux/ 1932' lower right Oil on canvas 20,000—30,000 GBP 60 by 80.5 cm. (23 5/8 by 31¾ in.) Signed and dated 'allah bux/ 1932' lower right Oil on canvas One of the most widely known and revered Hindu Gods is Krishna,worshipped as the eighth reincarnation of Vishnu. In popularmythology, Krishna has performed many miracles and slain manydemons. As a youth, he was depicted as a lover, playing the fluteto tempt gopis (wives and daughters of the cowherds) intoleaving their huts and following Krishna. According to legend, hisfavorite gopi was the beautiful Radha. Another fable includes Krishna and a large serpent namedKaliya that had made its home in the Yamuna river. Due tothe serpent's poison all the fish, birds, trees and grasssurrounding the lake were suffering. Krishna jumped into the laketo disturb the serpent, who rose and started to crush Krishna in atight coil. Krishna fought the serpent and then banished him to theocean, forbidding him to ever return. These colourful anecdotes are depicted in this painting, mostnotably, Krishna playing the flute, the beautiful gopi Radhaand the battle with the serpent Kaliya .
Ustad Allah Bux - Heer And Ranjha

Ustad Allah Bux - Heer And Ranjha

Original 1960
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Lot number: 109
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Ustad Allah Bux (Pakistan, 1895-1978) Heer and Ranjha , oil on canvas, signedand dated 1960 lower right, framed, 83.6 x 151.5cm (32 15/16 x 59 5/8in). : From the private collection of Shahzad Aslam Shaikh; bought by thecurrent owner's grandfather, Shaikh Wazir Mohammed, directly fromthe artist in the mid 1960s, and then by descent. This work is the largest painting by the artist to appear atauction to date. The 'grand old man' of the Western academic style, Allah Bux wasgiven the title of 'Ustad' or 'Master' in deference to his skilland accomplishments as a painter. Equally at ease in watercolor andoil painting, Allah Bux worked from observable phenomena which helater modified in the studio. The artist's utopian landscapes andportraits enjoyed great popular success, but it was for hisdepictions of the legend of Heer and Ranjha that his name becamesynonymous with oil painting in Pakistan. There are many versions of the story of these star-crossed lovers,but the most beloved is the epic of Punjabi poet Waris Shah whichis memorized and sung by millions. It is no surprise therefore thatthe Heer and Ranjha series were much sought after bycollectors. This particular painting depicts the moment when Heer first setseyes on Ranjha, a young handsome trader from Central Asia, who haslost his way in the forest. Exhausted and hungry, he lay down torest in what happened to be Heer's private 'takht' or 'nook'.Heer's companions are about to teach Ranjha a lesson for histrespass, when they are stopped by Heer, for whom it is 'love atfirst sight'. The die is cast, as Heer gazes transfixed at theslumbering hero! Ustad Allah Bux's practice as a backdrop painter in Lahore'stheatres in his early years trained his eye for the sentimentalmoment in any narrative. In Heer and Ranjha he draws uponhis skills as a painter of idyllic Punjabi landscapes. The riverrunning by, the boatman ready to ferry passengers across the water,the trees with their interlaced branches and foliage, all set thescene for a dramatic unfolding of this tragic tale. The artist hasreveled in the details of dress and ornament of the young women,yet the female form is discreetly painted so as to be acceptable ina socially conservative milieu. The palette is carefully modulated, with little reference to thebrilliance of the folk costumes of the Punjab. Nor is there afeeling of the sun scorched terrain or intensity of light which isassociated with the Punjab. The admiration for a lyrical academicnaturalism is quite apparent in the environs created for the HeerRanjha encounter. Heer was reputed to be a dark skinned beauty and in this depictionUstad Allah Bux makes a delicate distinction between her skin tonesand those of her young man from the North. None of the faces appearto be based on real portraits, yet Heer is more painstakinglyrendered, making her a believable character in the saga. Bycomparison Ranjha, is a more romanticized figure, as though weencounter him through her eyes; the perfect visage, slender hands,subdued classical attire. The painter relishes the chance tocontrast the liveliness of texture afforded by the female figures,with that of Ranjha, the oblivious object of their attention. Ustad Allah Bux painted innumerable episodes from Heer and Ranjha'sstory, often at the request of his patrons, both private andpublic. This particular work is obviously one of his more ambitiousand masterly renditions. Professor Salima Hashmi, August 2010 Dean of Beaconhouse National University and curator of HangingFire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan , Asia Society Museum, NewYork, 2009.
Ustad Allah Bux - Untitled

Ustad Allah Bux - Untitled

Original 1963
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Lot number: 9
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Ustad Allah Bux (Pakistan, 1895-1978) Untitled , oil on board, signed and dated 1963 lower right, on reverse original label stating first owners address, framed, 74.4 x 29.3cm (29 5/16 Untitled , oil on board, signed and dated 1963 lower right, on reverse original label stating first owners address, framed, 74.4 x 29.3cm (29 5/16 x 11 9/16in). Estimate: $40,000 - 60,000, Dh150,000 - 220,000
Ustad Allah Bux - Lord In Heaven

Ustad Allah Bux - Lord In Heaven

Original
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Lot number: 3
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Lot No 3 Ustad Allah Bukhsh 1895 - 1978 Lord in Heaven Oil on board (hard board) Inscribed in English 'Lord in Heaven' on verso 25.0 x 14.8 in ( 63.2 x 37.5 cm ) Condition Corners slightly frayed INR 1,200,000 - 1,500,000 USD 24,000 - 30,000
Ustad Allah Bux - Krishna Series

Ustad Allah Bux - Krishna Series

Original 1930
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Lot number: 7
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Lot No 7 Bukhsh, Ustad Allah 1895 - 1978 Krishna Series Oil on cardboard, Mid 1930s ( 25 X 15 in ) INR ( 2,000,000 - 2,500,000 ) USD ( 40,000 - 50,000 ) Download Higher Resolution Image Back to list
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