Sotheby And Hefty.Art Joins Auction Of MF Husain’s Fury As Physical Painting And NFT


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The sale of ‘Fury’ marks the first of many NFTs to be released by Hefty Art of artworks by some of the world’s most recognized curators and artists. MF Husain finished “Fury” in 2000, the year that marked the infamous “dot com era” crash triggered by the rise and fall of tech stocks.

Are you a fan of MF Husain’s work? Then this is your opportunity to purchase the iconic painting by legendary artist “Fury”. The web 3.0 art space has teamed up with iconic auction house Sotheby’s to put the painting Husain created in 2000 under the hammer. In what is described as a “phygital” action of Husain’s work the legendary artist, art lovers can not only buy the physical version but also get the NFT of the work.

The painting will be offered alongside Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary South Asia auction on October 25, 2022. The works, estimated at over $120,000, will be sold as a single lot online with payments in crypto- coins accepted, to coincide with the live auction at Sotheby’s in London

Hailed by collectors around the world, MF Husain’s work has been exhibited widely and internationally at institutions such as the Serpentine Gallery and V&A Museum in London and the Qatar Museum of Islamic Art in Doha.

The sale of “Fury” marks the first of many NFTs to be released by Hefty of the world’s most recognized curators and artists. Husain finished “Fury” in 2000, the year that marked the infamous “dot com era” crash triggered by the rise and fall of tech stocks.

“Over the next two decades, advances and adoption of the Internet and technology in all spheres of daily life, including the art world, have taken place around the world. The sale of ‘Fury’ marks the first of many NFTs to be released by HEFTY.art of artworks by some of the world’s most recognized curators and artists,” HEFTY.art said in a press release.

Since launching its first NFT sale in 2021, Sotheby’s has seen a meteoric rise in this category with approximately $100 million in sales and several benchmarks set, including the record single CryptoPunk ($11.8 million) and a single Bored Ape ($3.4 million). Last year, Sotheby’s also launched The Metaverse – a dedicated NFT marketplace, the first of its kind – to serve as a destination for additional NFT sales.

;Fury; is a manifestation of Husain’s raw passion as an artist, his journey from rags to riches, and the tribulations and triumphs of his career. Husain produced the first of a series of horse paintings in Dubai, and is his most iconic and widely recognized work.


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