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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 44 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 10,80,000
$15,211

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza

a) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza 97' (upper left)
1997
Felt tip pen on paper
14.25 x 10 in (36.1 x 25.6 cm)

b) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza/ 95' (upper right)
1995
Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in (60.8 x 45.7 cm)

c) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza/ 98' (upper left)
1998
Felt tip pen on paper
11 x 8.5 in (27.9 x 21.6 cm)

d) Untitled
Felt tip pen on paper
18 x 12 in (45.7 x 30.5 cm)

e) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza 91' (lower left)
1991
Felt tip pen on paper
11 x 8.5 in (27.9 x 21.7 cm)

f) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza 89' (upper right)
1989
Felt tip pen on paper
11 x 8.5 in (27.9 x 21.7 cm)

(Set of six)

Category: Painting


 









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