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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 53 of 140  

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

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$23,400
Rs 17,08,204

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Ganesh Pyne
Untitled
Signed and dated in Bengali (lower left)
2003
Mixed media on paper
21.25 x 19.25 in (54.2 x 49 cm)

PROVENANCE
Private UK Collection
Saffronart, 24-25 September 2013, lot 118
Akara Art, Mumbai

EXHIBITED
Transition: An Exhibition of Group of Artists, presented by Galerie 88 at London: UBS AG, 18 - 22 August 2003

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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