Lot 127
Ganesh Pyne
(1937 - 2013)

The Rider

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 127 of 130  

6-7 JUNE 2007


Winning Bid
Rs 8,74,000

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Ganesh Pyne
The Rider

a) and c) Signed and dated in Bengali (lower right) and b) signed in Bengali (lower right)
Circa 1980s
Tempera on paper
a) 4 x 3 in (10.2 x 7.6 cm)
b) 3.5 x 3 in (8.9 x 7.6 cm)
c) 3.8 x 3 in (9.6 x 7.6 cm)

(This work comprises of three parts)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


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