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Lot 137
Ganesh Pyne
Woman and Shadow


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 137 of 218  

AUCTION 2001 (DECEMBER)
6-12 DECEMBER 2001

Estimate



Winning Bid
$6,800
Rs 3,23,000




ARTWORK DETAILS

Ganesh Pyne
Woman and Shadow
Signed in Bengali (center right)
Mixed media on paper
10 x 11.5 in (25.4 x 29.5 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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