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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    PAST AUCTIONS          
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    Lot 71 Details

    ALive: Evening Sale of Modern and Contemporary Art 17 September 2020

    Ganesh Pyne

    Untitled

    Pastel on paper

    12.25 x 11 in

    Winning bid
    $19,726
    Rs 14,40,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    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)


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    PAST StoryLTD AUCTIONS          
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    Lot 7 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 20 October 2020

    Ganesh Pyne

    Untitled

    Pen, ink and pastel on graph paper

    10 x 8 in

    Winning bid
    $1,718
    Rs 1,24,575
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 33 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 20 October 2020

    Ganesh Pyne

    Head and the...

    Pen and ink on graph paper

    10 x 8 in

    Winning bid
    $1,834
    Rs 1,32,936
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 9 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 1 September 2020

    Ganesh Pyne

    Untitled

    Mixed media on paper pasted on mountboard

    18 x 17 in

    Winning bid
    $11,375
    Rs 8,30,400
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 14 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 11 August 2020

    Ganesh Pyne

    The Knife

    Charcoal, conte and white chalk on graph paper

    9.75 x 7.75 in

    Winning bid
    $7,784
    Rs 5,75,999
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


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    EXHIBITIONS          
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    Lot 8 Details

    Hamsa Jataka and Other Stories | Sakshi Gallery. 25 Sep-31 Oct 2020

    Ganesh Pyne

    Untitled

    Jotting on paper

    9.5 x 8.5 in

    $3,473
    Rs 2,50,000


    Lot 9 Details

    Hamsa Jataka and Other Stories | Sakshi Gallery. 25 Sep-31 Oct 2020

    Ganesh Pyne

    Untitled

    Jotting on paper

    10 x 8.5 in

    $3,473
    Rs 2,50,000


    Lot 10 Details

    Hamsa Jataka and Other Stories | Sakshi Gallery. 25 Sep-31 Oct 2020

    Ganesh Pyne

    Untitled

    Jotting on paper

    10 x 8 in

    $3,473
    Rs 2,50,000


    Lot 1 Details

    From the Shadows - Ganesh Pyne | Akar Prakar. 2 Aug-10 Oct 2020

    Ganesh Pyne

    Untitled

    Mixed media on paper

    5.25 x 3.25 in

    $8,334
    Rs 6,00,000


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