Ganesh Pyne

Ganesh Pyne is obsessed with death. He can't forget his first brush with death, in the summer of 1946, when communal riots had rocked Kolkata. His family was forced out of their crumbling mansion. As he roamed around the city, he stumbled upon a pile of dead bodies. On the top was the body of a stark naked old woman, with wounds on her breast. No wonder then his paintings rarely has light backgrounds, and blue and black happens to be his...
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Honours and Awards
  • 2011 Raja Ravi Varma Award from the Kerala Government
  • 2009 D.Litt...
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    CURRENTLY ON AUCTION AT StoryLTD          
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    Lot 16 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 2 June 2020

    Ganesh Pyne

    Untitled

    Mixed media on paper

    9.5 x 7.5 in

    $2,030-2,705
    Rs 1,50,000-2,00,000


    Lot 44 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 2 June 2020

    Ganesh Pyne

    Untitled

    Pen and ink on graph paper

    11 x 8 in

    $1,355-2,030
    Rs 1,00,000-1,50,000


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    Lot 54 Details

    WORKS ON PAPER 8-9 April 2020

    Ganesh Pyne

    Untitled

    Mixed media on paper

    6.25 x 6.5 in

    Winning bid
    $4,322
    Rs 3,19,800
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 78 Details

    WORKS ON PAPER 8-9 April 2020

    Ganesh Pyne

    Untitled

    Mixed media on paper pasted on mountboard

    18 x 17 in

    Winning bid
    $10,208
    Rs 7,55,400
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 8 Details

    Spring LIVE Auction | Mumbai, Live 5 March 2020

    Ganesh Pyne

    Untitled

    Tempera on paper pasted on board

    21.25 x 26.5 in

    Winning bid
    $96,000
    Rs 67,20,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 18 Details

    Winter Online Auction 9-10 December 2019

    Ganesh Pyne

    Untitled

    Pen and pastel on paper

    5.5 x 5.5 in

    Winning bid
    $3,732
    Rs 2,61,240
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


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    Lot 6 Details

    No Reserve Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art 20-21 August 2019

    Ganesh Pyne

    Untitled

    Ink on paper

    10.75 x 8.5 in

    Winning bid
    $2,014
    Rs 1,41,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 54 Details

    No-Reserve Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art 10-11 July 2018

    Ganesh Pyne

    Untitled

    Pen and ink with pastel on paper

    11.5 x 9 in

    Winning bid
    $1,993
    Rs 1,35,552
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 118 Details

    No-Reserve Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art 16-17 January 2018

    Ganesh Pyne

    Untitled

    Pen and ink on paper

    5 x 5 in

    Winning bid
    $3,660
    Rs 2,30,580
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 21 Details

    No Reserve Modern and Contemporary Art Auction 25-26 April 2017

    Ganesh Pyne

    Untitled

    Pen on paper

    9.5 x 9.5 in

    Winning bid
    $1,605
    Rs 1,02,720
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


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    EXHIBITIONS          
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    Lot 91 Details

    Works on paper. 2-20 February 2006

    Ganesh Pyne

    Untitled

    Pen and ink on paper

    4.5 x 5.75 in




    Lot 92 Details

    Works on paper. 2-20 February 2006

    Ganesh Pyne

    Durga I

    Pen and ink on paper

    5.25 x 3.25 in




    Lot 93 Details

    Works on paper. 2-20 February 2006

    Ganesh Pyne

    Untitled

    Pen and ink on paper

    5.5 x 3.5 in




    Lot 94 Details

    Works on paper. 2-20 February 2006

    Ganesh Pyne

    Banquet Room

    Pen and ink on paper

    3.5 x 5.5 in




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