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F N Souza
Golly-Wog


F N Souza's interest in characterisation, self-deprecation and the human condition manifested in his portraits, which he developed stylistically over the years - from iconic bold lines and his trademark cross-hatching technique in the beginning, to an eventual progression to loops and whorls, tubular structures, and systematic distortion. His early figurative works, especially the iconic 'Heads' of the 1950s, set the precedent for a unique style...



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  Lot 26 of 68  

SPRING LIVE AUCTION
26 MARCH 2019

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Winning Bid
Rs 1,38,00,000
$202,941

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Golly-Wog
Signed and dated 'Souza 58' (centre left); inscribed and dated 'F N Souza/ GOLLY-WOG/ 1958' (on the reverse)
1958
Oil on board pasted on board
30 x 24 in (76.1 x 60.8 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired from the artist circa 1959
Private Collection of Harold Kovner, New York
Christie's, New York, 23 March 2010, lot 16

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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