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Ganesh Pyne
(1937 - 2013)

The Smile



Ganesh Pyne’s works reflect a deep fascination with death and decay - a result of the experiences faced by him and his family during the communal riots in Bengal in 1946. “Pyne’s ‘signature’ style is shaped by his own experiences of solitude and alienation that he had lived through and aided by the pain and horror he had witnessed in the city of Calcutta during the sixties of the last century. What surfaced in his art however appear as...



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  Lot 36 of 109  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
22-23 JUNE 2022

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Winning Bid
Rs 36,00,000
$46,753

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Ganesh Pyne
The Smile

Signed and dated in Bengali (lower right); bearing CIMA Gallery label (on the backing board)
1993
Mixed media on handmade paper
19 x 19.75 in (48.5 x 50.2 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist
Private Collection, Kolkata
Private Collection, New Delhi

EXHIBITED
Trends and Images, Calcutta: Centre of International Modern Art Gallery, 20 November - 12 December 1993
Ganesh Pyne: A Pilgrim in the Dominion of Shadows, Mumbai: The Museum Gallery, 18 - 24 April 2005

PUBLISHED
Trends and Images, Calcutta: Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), 1993 (illustrated)
Ella Datta, Ganesh Pyne: His Life and Times, Calcutta: Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), 1998, p. 73 (illustrated)
Ranjit Hoskote, Ganesh Pyne: A Pilgrim in the Dominion of Shadows, Kolkata: Galerie 88, 2005, p. 107 (illustrated)
Shiladitya Sarkar, Thirst of a Minstrel: The Life and Times of Ganesh Pyne, New Delhi: Rupa & Co., 2005, p. 53 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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