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Protest against Sotheby’s for including M.F Husain paintings for Sale, New York

Status of protest: Protest in progress

Some denigrating pictures drawn by M.F. Husain


Naked Shree Parvati


Goddess Durga in sexual union with a Tiger


Appeal to supporters of Hinduism

Namaste, dear supporter of Hinduism.
We have received complaints from several Hindus about the inclusion of the Late M.F. Husain’s paintings for sale at Sotheby’s from 9th Sep to 15th Sep in New York. 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, New York.


Sotheby’s auction venue details:

1334 York Avenue

New York 10021 US 

Click here for sale details



Devout Hindus should protest lawfully on following E-mail ID

Miety Heiden, Senior Vice President
E:miety.heiden@sothebys.com      T:+1 212 606 7254


Alexandra Wang, Assistant Vice President
E:alexandra.wang@sothebys.com     T:+1 212 894 1536


Anthony,Executive Vice President
E:anthony.grant@sothebys.com     T:+1 212 606 7254


Tobias Meyer, Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art
Principal Auctioneer Contemporary Art

E:tobias.meyer@sothebys.com     T:+1 212 606 7254 


Alexander Rotter, Senior Vice President
E:alex.rotter@sothebys.com     T:+1 212 606 7254


Grégoire Billault, Senior Vice President
E:gregoire.billault@sothebys.com     T:+1 212 606 7254


Leslie Prouty, Senior Specialist
E:leslie.prouty@sothebys.com     T:+1 212 606 7254


Miety Heiden, Senior Vice President 

E:miety.heiden@sothebys.com     T:+1 212 606 7254

Protest letter written by devout Hindu

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Srinivas Shakelly
Date: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 2:02 PM
Subject: Protest against M.F Hussain Art work Sale by Sothebys, Newyork
To: tobias.meyer@sothebys.com, olivia.romeo@sothebys.com ,
Cc: info@forumforhinduawakening.org

Hello Olivia,

This is in regards to recent conversation we had earlier. Please kindly pass this email to all the concerned authorities.

I am writing to express my protest for putting up M.F Husain Art work for Sale on Sep 10 to Sep 15 2012, Newyork. This is like glorifying the work of evil minded artist M.F Husain. World knows how much mental agony he caused and how he destroyed communal harmony by his blasphemous paintings. On the day he passed away there were 1200 court cases against him in India. 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 Honor 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 New York to withdraw M.F.Husain’s art work from this Sale/Auction and show your support to National and religious sentiments of Hindus.
Waiting for your reply.

Devout Hindu,
Srinivas Shakelly 


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