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The period between 1955 and 1961 saw Francis Newton Souza's rise to critical and commercial success. His autobiography Nirvana of a Maggot, was published in 1955, the same year he held his first one man show at Gallery One. From 1956 to 1960, he received a regular stipend from Harold Kovner, a wealthy American collector, in exchange for a regular supply of paintings. Empowered with greater artistic freedom, Souza created some of his best...



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  Lot 1 of 65  

EVENING SALE | LIVE AUCTION, MUMBAI
13 MARCH 2018

Estimate
Rs 2,00,000 - 3,00,000
$3,125 - 4,690


Winning Bid
Rs 6,60,000
$10,313

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza

a) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza 58' (upper centre)
1958
Pen on card
7.75 x 9 in (19.6 x 22.8 cm)

b) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza 58' (lower left)
1958
Pen on card
9 x 5.5 in (22.7 x 13.9 cm)

(Set of two)

PROVENANCE:
Property of a Gentleman

Category: Drawing
Style: Figurative


 









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