Status of protest: Protest in progress
Some denigrating pictures drawn by M.F. Husain
Appeal to supporters of Hinduism
Jyeshth Shukla Navami, Kaliyug Varsha 5114
Namaste, dear supporter of Hinduism.
We have received complaints from several Hindus about the inclusion of the Late M.F. Husain’s paintings at Sotheby’s 8th June auction in London. Accordingly, one of our volunteers promptly wrote to the organizers, bringing to their attention the anti Hindu nature of the Late Husain, who had blatantly trampled upon the religious sensitivities of millions of Hindus by drawing many anti Hindu paintings denigrating Hindus’ revered Deities during his career. (Please see below the email of protest to the organizers, sent by this alert supporter of Hinduism.) However, there has been no response from Sotheby’s.
You can learn more about the late Husain’s paintings at:
In light of this, we appeal to you to protest and end this denigration. Let us inundate the organizers with emails or phone calls, registering our peaceful, but educative and prompt protests with the following contacts at Sotheby’s, London:
Holly Brackenbury, Director, Sotheby’s, London – Indian Art
Tel: +44 20 7293 5112
Ishrat Kanga, Junior Specialist, , Sotheby’s, London – Contemporary South Asian Art
Tel: +44 207 293 6603
Melanie Clore, Chairperson, Sotheby’s, Europe - Impressionist & Modern Art
Tel: +44 20 7293 5393
Patrick van Maris, Managing Director, Europe, 44 20 7293 5060
Clive Lord, Senior Director, Chief Operating Officer, Sotheby’s, Europe
Tel: 44 20 7293 6112
Oliver Barker, Deputy Chairman, Europe, Senior International Specialist, Contemporary ArtEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lord Poltimore, Deputy ChairmanEmail: email@example.com
Tel: +44 20 7293 5200
(Please do cc or inform us of your protest, as we strive to keep you updated about the progress of this protest drive.)
The following are some of the M.F. Husain’s paintings at the auction:
Dharmo rakshati rakshitaha | (Dharma or God protects those who protect Dharma.)
Sadhaks at Forum for Hindu Awakening
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From: Srinivas Shakelly
Date: Fri, May 18, 2012 at 9:40 PM
Subject: Protest against M.F Husain Art work auction by Sothebys, London
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Sotheby Representatives of London,
I am writing to express my displeasure for putting up M.F Husain Art work for auction on June 8 2012 London. This is like glorifying the work of evil minded artist M.F Husain. Who caused mental agony and destroyed communal harmony by his blasphemous paintings. On the day he passed away there were 1200 court cases against him. Your move towards auction will hurt all religious and national sentiments of Hindus all over the world. You can read about his paintings at this below news link. http://www.hindujagruti.org/activities/campaigns/national/mfhussain-campaign/Your action of including of M.F.Husain’s prints/paintings cannot be fulfilled at the cost of National Honour and one’s religious beliefs. In fact Husain has also not spared animals as he has depicted his cruelty and perversion towards animals by drawing pictures of sexual union between animals and Hindu Goddess and human beings. E.g. He has drawn a painting showing a bull copulating with Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva watching, another painting shows Hindu Goddess Durgadevi in sexual union with Lion.
I request Sotheby to withdraw M.F.Husain’s art work from this auction and show your support to National and religious sentiments of Hindus
Waiting for your reply.