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F N Souza
Portrait of a Man


"I express myself freely in paint in order to exist." - F N SOUZA

Painted in 1961, the present lot addresses Souza's continued preoccupation with depicting distorted human forms that began in the late 1940s. Souza's evolving style is seen in the use of circular forms resembling pockmarks to depict eyes and mouth, in place of the gnashing teeth and razor-sharp eyes from earlier works. This technique demonstrated his versatility...



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  Lot 22 of 69  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
20 SEPTEMBER 2018

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Winning Bid
Rs 90,00,000
$125,874

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Portrait of a Man
Signed and dated 'Souza 1961' (upper centre); inscribed and dated 'F.N.SOUZA/ 1961/ Portrait of a man' (on the reverse)
1961
Oil on canvas pasted on linen
29 x 21 in (73.7 x 53.4 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Acquired from Kumar Gallery, New Delhi
Private Collection, New Delhi

EXHIBITED:
Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Indian Art from the Collection of Shelly and Donald Rubin, Atlanta: Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, 15 March - 15 May 2011; Trenton: The College of New Jersey, 19 October - 16 December 2012

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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