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Ganesh Pyne
(1937 - 2013)

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 9 of 20  

12 MAY 2022



Ganesh Pyne

a) Untitled (Man)
Pen and ink on paper
4.25 x 3.75 in (11 x 9.7 cm)

b) Untitled (Woman)
Signed in Bengali (lower right)
Pen, ink and pastel on paper
4.5 x 4.5 in (11.3 x 11.3 cm)

(Set of two)

Acquired directly from the artist
Property from a Private German Collection
Sotheby's, London, 26 October 2021, lot 88

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


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