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Ganesh Pyne
Untitled


Ganesh Pyne is obsessed with death. He can't forget his first brush with death, in the summer of 1946, when communal riots had rocked Kolkata. His family was forced out of their crumbling mansion. As he roamed around the city, he stumbled upon a pile of dead bodies. On the top was the body of a stark naked old woman, with wounds on her breast. No wonder then his paintings rarely has light backgrounds, and blue and black happens to be his...



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  Lot 19 of 67  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
12 SEPTEMBER 2019

Estimate



Winning Bid
Rs 31,20,000
$43,944

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Ganesh Pyne
Untitled
Signed and dated in Bengali (lower right); inscribed and dated 'GANESH PYNE - 1968' (on the reverse)
1968
Ink and watercolour on paper
14.75 x 18.75 in (37.3 x 47.5 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist, circa late 1980s
Collection of Radhika and Abhishek Poddar
Private Collection, New Delhi

Category: Painting
Style: Landscape


 









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