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Ganesh Pyne
(1937 - 2013)

The Masks



Toys and masks made repeated appearances in Ganesh Pyne's work. Placed beside skulls, detached limbs and disintegrating flesh, they perhaps represent a 'safe-space' within the gloomy shadows and haunting images of death in his compositions. In the present lot, two figures, one wearing a skull mask and the other, a silhouette holding a toy mask, appear to be in conversation. The dark palette, subtle gradation and texture lend the painting a...



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  Lot 36 of 78  

EVENING SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
16 FEBRUARY 2017

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Rs 1,32,00,000
$200,000

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Ganesh Pyne
The Masks

Signed and dated in Bengali (lower right)
1994
Tempera on canvas pasted on mount board
21 x 23 in (53.6 x 58.5 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Bodhi Art, New Delhi
Saffronart, 19-20 September 2012, lot 21

PUBLISHED:
Ella Datta, Ganesh Pyne: His Life and Times, Kolkata: Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), 1998, p. 97 (illustrated)
Shiladitya Sarkar, Thirst of a Minstrel: The Life and Times of Ganesh Pyne, New Delhi: Rupa & Co., 2005 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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