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F N Souza
(1924 - 2002)

Disintegrated Head



1956, the year of this painting, was a seminal one for Souza, following his successful artistic and literary debut in London the previous year. His first solo show at Gallery One won critical acclaim, as did his first publication, the semi-autobiographical essay, “Nirvana of a Maggot”. Riding the crest of this wave of critical and commercial success, which alleviated his hardship and struggle, Souza`s paintings and drawings of the mid and late...



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  Lot 47 of 100  

WINTER AUCTION 2010
8-9 DECEMBER 2010

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$333,500
Rs 1,43,40,500

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F N Souza
Disintegrated Head

Signed and dated in English (upper left and verso)
1956
Oil on board
47.5 x 35.5 in (120.6 x 90.2 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Gallery One, London

EXHIBITED:
Cubism in Asia, Japan Foundation:Tokyo and Paris in collaboration with the National Museum of Modern Art:Tokyo, Paris, 2007

PUBLISHED:
Francis Newton Souza: Bridging Western and Indian Modern Art, Aziz Kurtha, Mapin Publishing, Ahmedabad, 2006

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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