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F N Souza
(1924 - 2002)

Head of a Woman with Fly



Through the mid 1950s that Souza began to paint the distinctive `heads` for which he is well-known today. These portraits, often vehicles for the artist's contemptuous socio-religious commentary, were "full of apparent contradictions: agony wit, pathos and satire, aggression and pity. Their impact is certain but few people are able to explain what has hit them" (Edwin Mullins, Souza, Anthony Blond, London, 1962, p.39).

Although the...



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  Lot 28 of 70  

24-HOUR ABSOLUTE AUCTION
18-19 JANUARY 2012

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$81,000
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ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Head of a Woman with Fly

Signed and dated in English (upper right and verso)
1956
Oil on board
29.5 x 23.5 in (74.9 x 59.7 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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