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Ganesh Pyne
The Flower


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 44 of 75  

AUTUMN ART AUCTION
19-20 SEPTEMBER 2012

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Winning Bid
$33,228
Rs 17,61,084

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Ganesh Pyne
The Flower
Signed and dated in Bengali (lower right)
2011
Mixed media on canvas pasted on board
15 x 13.5 in (38.1 x 34.3 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Private Collection, India
Acquired directly from the artist

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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