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Ganesh Pyne
The Plant-Seller


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 42 of 121  

FROM CLASSICAL TO CONTEMPORARY
6-7 DECEMBER 2017

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$11,100
Rs 7,10,400

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Ganesh Pyne
The Plant-Seller
Signed and dated in Bengali (centre left)
1989
Mixed media on paper
13.5 x 12.75 in (34 x 32.2 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Acquired from Galerie 88, Kolkata
Property from an Important Private Collection, UK

PUBLISHED:
Ranjit Hoskote ed., Ganesh Pyne: A Pilgrim in the Dominion of Shadows, Mumbai: Galerie 88, 2005, p. 57 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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