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F N Souza
Man and Woman Laughing


Francis Newton Souza - An Iconic Masterpiece

Man and Woman Laughing shows one of Souza's main preoccupations-to unveil the hypocrisy of the society he inhabited, and expose the "perverted pantomime of human relationships" through his furious brushwork and pictorial imagery. "Souza is contemptuous of those bonds that hold together individuals into a family and a larger social unit of the community. His beings are...



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  Lot 34 of 75  

EVENING SALE, NEW DELHI | LIVE
10 SEPTEMBER 2015

Estimate
Rs 15,00,00,000 - 20,00,00,000
$2,307,695 - 3,076,925


Winning Bid
Rs 16,84,00,000
$2,590,769

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Man and Woman Laughing
Signed and dated 'Souza '57' (upper right); inscribed 'F. N. Souza / MAN AND WOMAN LAUGHING-1957 / HAROLD KOVNER / NEW YORK' (on the reverse)
1957
Oil on Masonite
60 x 48 in (152.4 x 121.9 cm)

PROVENANCE
Harold Kovner Collection, New York
Collection of a Gentleman, Mumbai

EXHIBITED
Souza 57, Gallery One, London, 1957

PUBLISHED
Souza 57, exhibition catalogue, London: Villiers Publications, 1957 (illustrated, unpaginated)
Yashodhara Dalmia ed., The Making of Modern Indian Art: The Progressives, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2001, p. 86 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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