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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 54 of 140  

WINTER ONLINE AUCTION: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN ART AND COLLECTIBLES
9-10 DECEMBER 2020

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$6,600
Rs 4,81,800

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Ganesh Pyne

a) The Wounded Beast
Signed and dated in Bengali (lower left)
1976
Ink on paper
6.75 x 7.75 in (17 x 20 cm)

b) The Drinker
Signed and dated in Bengali (lower right)
1976
Ink and black chalk on paper
7.75 x 6.75 in (20 x 17 cm)

(Set of two)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist, October 1976
Sotheby's, London, 17 June 1998, lot 130 and 131
Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, London

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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