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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 43 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 9,60,000
$13,521

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza

a) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza/ 98' (upper right)
1998
Chemical alteration and marker on magazine paper
11.75 x 8.75 in (29.8 x 22.1 cm)

b) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza 98' (upper centre)
1998
Acrylic on newspaper
23.5 x 13.75 in (59.9 x 35.2 cm)

(Set of two)

Category: Painting


 









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