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Souza's paintings of 'heads', which dominated his oeuvre from the 1940s onwards, can be seen in several of the lots in this catalogue. With distorted features on scarred faces - at times an allusion to the scars he retained from contracting smallpox as a child - these portraits represent both, a sense of self-deprecation and a critique of human society. As Souza's heads evolved, the trademarks cross-hatching technique in his early years, came to...



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  Lot 12 of 55  

DAY SALE: WORKS FROM THE ESTATE OF FRANCIS NEWTON SOUZA | NEW DELHI, LIVE
12 SEPTEMBER 2019

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Winning Bid
Rs 16,80,000
$23,662

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza

a) Untitled
Dated '1968' (upper left)
1968
Pen on paper
11 x 8.5 in (27.9 x 21.6 cm)

b) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza 1967' (upper left)
1967
Pen on paper
10 x 8 in (25.7 x 20.2 cm)

c) Untitled
Dated '1969' (upper left)
1969
Pen on paper
11 x 8.5 in (28 x 21.6 cm)

d) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza 1969' (upper right)
1969
Pen on paper
11 x 8.5 in (28.1 x 21.6 cm)

e) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza 66' (upper left)
1966
Pencil on paper
10 x 7 in (25.4 x 17.7 cm)

(Set of five)

Category: Painting


 









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