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F N Souza
Imbecile Girl in a Green Blouse


The mid-1950s were a transformative period for F.N. Souza, witnessing his rise from near-destitution to artistic and literary fame. By 1957, “Souza had certainly become something of an artistic celebrity…and if an exhibition had focused on ‘sensation’, Souza’s work would surely have been chosen for its very powerful and virulent imagery.” According to the critic Andrew Forge, who reviewed Souza’s work in The Listener that year, “Somewhere behind...



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  Lot 47 of 90  

SUMMER AUCTION 2010
16-17 JUNE 2010

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F N Souza
Imbecile Girl in a Green Blouse
Signed and dated in English (upper left and verso)
1957
Oil on board
48 x 36 in (121.9 x 91.4 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Formerly in the Collection of Harold Kovner, New York

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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