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F N Souza
Mutation


"It is in depicting heads that Souza introduced his most inventive features that bring to the fore his whole painterly arsenal. His use of colour is conventional with thick, rigid strokes of paint squeezed straight from the tube on to the canvas. Their burnished quality is reminiscent of the old masters, its expressive content not fully exploited and not in cohesion with the radical quality of the subject." (Yashodhara Dalmia, "A Passion for the...



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  Lot 48 of 80  

EVENING SALE OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART
24 FEBRUARY 2016

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Winning Bid
Rs 84,00,000
$123,529

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Mutation
Signed and dated 'Souza 68' (upper left); inscribed 'F. N. SOUZA MUTATION' (on the reverse)
1968
Oil on board
48 x 36 in (122 x 91.3 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Estate of F N Souza
Private Collection, North India

EXHIBITED:
Picasso Souza, New Delhi: Grosvenor Vadehra at Vadehra Art Gallery, 17 December 2011-14 January 2012

PUBLISHED:
Aveek Sen, A Critic's Eye, New Delhi: Photoink and Sepia International; Mumbai: Chatterjee & Lal, 2009 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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