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F N Souza
Christ in a Village


"To me, the images in the Head series represent suffering... I have no desire to redeem myself or anybody else because Man is by his very nature unredeemable, yet he hankers so desperately after redemption." - F N SOUZA

According to Geeta Kapur, "The one continuing theme Souza explores... is the theme of hypocrisy and the Church, in so far as it symbolises absolute authority and camouflages with subtle cunning the hypocrisies...



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  Lot 15 of 40  

THE CURATED AUCTION SERIES
19-20 APRIL 2021

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Winning Bid
$274,000
Rs 1,97,28,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Christ in a Village
Signed and dated 'Souza 58' (lower right); inscribed and dated 'F. N. Souza/ CHRIST IN A VILLAGE-1958' (on the reverse)
1958
Oil on board
24 x 48 in (61 x 122 cm)

PROVENANCE
Harold Kovner Collection, New York
Private Collection, UK
Saffronart, 16-17 June 2010, lot 7

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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