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F N Souza
Head


In the post-war climate of London, artists like Francis Bacon used their art to reflect the brutal reality of a society still reverberating from the war. Souza-whom critics have often likened to Bacon and who was himself reeling from the political atmosphere of a newly independent India-experienced a similar disillusionment in London when he painted the present lot in 1953. Souza's subjects during this time were the savagely distorted heads of...



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  Lot 46 of 121  

FROM CLASSICAL TO CONTEMPORARY
6-7 DECEMBER 2017

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Winning Bid
$121,500
Rs 77,76,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Head
Signed and dated 'Souza 1953' (centre left); inscribed and dated 'F.N. SOUZA/ Head/ 1953' (on the reverse)
1953
Oil on board
22.25 x 16 in (56.8 x 40.9 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Acquired directly from the artist, New York
Private Collection, Mumbai
Saffronart, 10 September 2015, lot 35

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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