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Ganesh Pyne
The Beast


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 26 of 138  

THE TIES THAT BIND: SOUTH ASIAN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
30 NOVEMBER-1 DECEMBER 2016

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$18,607
Rs 12,65,280

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Ganesh Pyne
The Beast
Signed and dated in Bengali (lower right); signed and dated in Bengali (on the reverse)
2007
Conte on paper
20.75 x 17.25 in (52.6 x 43.6 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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