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F N Souza
Portrait of a Girl


"Black is the most mysterious of all colours. Renoir found it impossible and said a spot of black was like a hole in the painting. I cannot agree: colour is now disturbing in a bad way."
- F N SOUZA, 1966

The present lot is part of a series of 'black on black' works that Souza executed in the mid1960s, painted exclusively in the thick black impasto usually reserved for his bold lines. A radical, but brief departure from...



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  Lot 45 of 50  

SPRING LIVE AUCTION | MODERN INDIAN ART
11 MARCH 2021

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$84,000
Rs 60,48,000

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ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Portrait of a Girl
Signed and dated 'Souza 65' (centre left)
1965
Oil on board
41.75 x 31.5 in (106 x 80 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist, circa 1980s
Christie's, London, 21 May 2007, lot 53
Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, USA

EXHIBITED
F N Souza: Black on Black, presented by Grosvenor Gallery at London: Frieze Masters, 17 - 20 October 2013

PUBLISHED
Aziz Kurtha, Francis Newton Souza: Bridging Western and Indian Modern Art, Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing, 2006, pl. 230 (illustrated)
Zehra Jumabhoy, F N Souza: Black on Black, London: Grosvenor Gallery, 2013, p. 36 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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