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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 20 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 8,40,000
$11,831

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza

a) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza 63' (upper right)
1963
Pen on newspaper
3.75 x 3.5 in (9.6 x 9.1 cm)

b) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza 75' (upper left)
1975
Pen on newspaper
5 x 5.5 in (13 x 13.7 cm)

c) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza/ 1969' (lower right)
1969
Pen on newspaper
7 x 5.5 in (17.8 x 14.2 cm)

d) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza 76' (upper right)
1976
Chemical alteration and marker on magazine paper
10.75 x 8.25 in (27.5 x 21 cm)

(Set of four)

Category: Painting


 









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