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Protest against M.F Hussain Art work auction by Sotheby’s, London

Some denigrating pictures drawn by M.F. Husain

 

Goddess Durga in sexual union with a Tiger

 

 

Jyeshth Shukla Navami, Kaliyug Varsha 5114

Appeal to devout Hindus:

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:

http://www.hindujagruti.org/activities/campaigns/national/mfhussain-campaign/intro.php

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 ArtEmail: holly.brackenbury@sothebys.comTel: +44 20 7293 5112+44 20 7293 5112Ishrat Kanga, Junior Specialist, , Sotheby’s, London – Contemporary South Asian ArtEmail: ishrat.kanga@sothebys.com

Tel: +44 207 293 6603+44 207 293 6603

Melanie Clore, Chairperson, Sotheby’s, Europe – Impressionist & Modern Art

Email: melanie.clore@sothebys.com

Tel: +44 20 7293 5393+44 20 7293 5393

Patrick van Maris, Managing Director,

Europe, 44 20 7293 506044 20 7293 5060

 

Clive Lord, Senior Director, Chief Operating Officer,

Sotheby’s, Europe

Tel: 44 20 7293 611244 20 7293 6112

Oliver Barker, Deputy Chairman, Europe, Senior International Specialist, Contemporary Art

Email: oliver.barker@sothebys.com

Lord Poltimore, Deputy Chairman

Email: mark.poltimore@sothebys.com

Tel: +44 20 7293 5200+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. Hussain’s paintings at the auction:

http://www.sothebys.com/en/catalogues/ecatalogue.html/2012/modern-and-contemporary-south-asian-art-including-indian-miniature-paintings#/r=/en/ecat.fhtml.L12222.html+r.m=/en/ecat.lot.L12222.html/45/

http://www.sothebys.com/en/catalogues/ecatalogue.html/2012/modern-and-contemporary-south-asian-art-including-indian-miniature-paintings#/r=/en/ecat.fhtml.L12222.html+r.m=/en/ecat.lot.L12222.html/46/

http://www.sothebys.com/en/catalogues/ecatalogue.html/2012/modern-and-contemporary-south-asian-art-including-indian-miniature-paintings#/r=/en/ecat.fhtml.L12222.html+r.m=/en/ecat.lot.L12222.html/47/

http://www.sothebys.com/en/catalogues/ecatalogue.html/2012/modern-and-contemporary-south-asian-art-including-indian-miniature-paintings#/r=/en/ecat.fhtml.L12222.html+r.m=/en/ecat.lot.L12222.html/48/

http://www.sothebys.com/en/catalogues/ecatalogue.html/2012/modern-and-contemporary-south-asian-art-including-indian-miniature-paintings#/r=/en/ecat.fhtml.L12222.html+r.m=/en/ecat.lot.L12222.html/50/

http://www.sothebys.com/en/catalogues/ecatalogue.html/2012/modern-and-contemporary-south-asian-art-including-indian-miniature-paintings#/r=/en/ecat.fhtml.L12222.html+r.m=/en/ecat.lot.L12222.html/64/

http://www.sothebys.com/en/catalogues/ecatalogue.html/2012/modern-and-contemporary-south-asian-art-including-indian-miniature-paintings#/r=/en/ecat.fhtml.L12222.html+r.m=/en/ecat.lot.L12222.html/51/

Dharmo rakshati rakshitaha | (Dharma or God protects those who protect Dharma.)

Sincerely,

Sadhaks at Forum for Hindu Awakening

(www.HinduAwakening.org)

Protest Letter:

———- Forwarded message ———-

From: Srinivas Shakelly

Date: Fri, May 18, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Subject: Protest against M.F Hussain Art work auction by Sothebys, London

To: melanie.clore@sothebys.com, mark.poltimore@sothebys.com, oliver.barker@sothebys.com, holly.brackenbury@sothebys.com, ishrat.kanga@sothebys.com

Cc: info@forumforhinduawakening.org

Hello Sotheby Representatives of London,

I am writing to express my displeasure for putting up M.F Hussain Art work for auction on June 8 2012 London. This is like glorifying the work of evil minded artist M.F Hussain. 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 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.

Regards,

Srinivas Shakelly

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