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Ganesh Pyne
The Bird

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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Ganesh Pyne
The Bird
Signed and dated in Bengali (lower right)
Mixed media on paper
6.75 x 7.75 in (17 x 20 cm)

Acquired directly from the artist, October 1976
Sotheby's, London, 17 June 1998, lot 132
Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, London

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


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