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Ganesh Pyne
Untitled


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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  Lot 31 of 75  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
10 SEPTEMBER 2015

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Winning Bid
Rs 20,40,000
$31,385

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Ganesh Pyne
Untitled
Signed and dated in Bengali '93' (lower right); signed and dated again in Bengali '93' and inscribed "Life has always seemed to me like a plant that lives on its rhizome" (on the reverse)
1993
Tempera on canvas
17 x 15.5 in (43.2 x 39.4 cm)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Mumbai

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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