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Ganesh Pyne
Lion and the Dancer


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 56 of 120  

MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN ART AND COLLECTIBLES
13-14 OCTOBER 2021

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Ganesh Pyne
Lion and the Dancer
Signed and dated in Bengali (lower right)
1989
Ink, crayon and watercolour on paper
13 x 12 in (32.8 x 30.5 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist in 1990s
Private Collection, Mumbai
Acquired from the above

PUBLISHED
Ella Datta, Ganesh Pyne: His Life and Times, Kolkata: Centre for International Modern Art and Galerie 88, 1988

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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