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Ganesh Pyne
(1937 - 2013)

Untitled



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 43 of 77  

MODERN EVENING SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
15 FEBRUARY 2014

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Ganesh Pyne
Untitled

Signed and dated in Bengali (lower right)
2007
Tempera on canvas
17 x 19.5 in (43.2 x 49.5 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Private Collection, India

EXHIBITED:
A Tribute to Ganesh Pyne, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2013

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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