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Ganesh Pyne
The Shrine


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 89 of 121  

FROM CLASSICAL TO CONTEMPORARY
6-7 DECEMBER 2017

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Winning Bid
$12,228
Rs 7,82,592

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Ganesh Pyne
The Shrine
Signed and dated in Bengali (lower right)
1989
Mixed media on paper
10.5 x 8.5 in (26.6 x 21.6 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Acquired from Galerie 88, Kolkata
Private Collection, Kolkota

PUBLISHED
Ranjit Hoskote ed., Ganesh Pyne: A Pilgrim in the Dominion of Shadows, Mumbai: Galerie 88, 2005, p. 61 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Landscape


 









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