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Lot 62
Ganesh Pyne
(1937 - 2013)

The Head Dress



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 62 of 110  

WINTER AUCTION 2007
5-6 DECEMBER 2007

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Ganesh Pyne
The Head Dress

Inscribed in English (verso)
Watercolour on paper
8 x 5.5 in (20.3 x 14 cm)

EXHIBITED AND PUBLISHED:
Faces and Figures, Front Cover, The Classic Source, Mumbai, 1998

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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