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Three Men in a Drunken Haze, 1962

Acrylic on canvas
29 1/4 × 29 in
74.3 × 73.7 cm
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Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. A 2.5" tear to the canvas along the upper left …

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Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. A 2.5" tear to the canvas along the upper left tacking edge. New stretcher bars and keys. Painting slightly reduced in size when restretched.
Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.
Unframed

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Signed and dated upper left: Souza, Signed again twice, dated again and titled verso
Francis Newton Souza
Indian, 1924–2002
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Francis Newton Souza was one of the first painters to achieve international recognition from a newly independent India, as well as a leading figure of its avant-garde movement. As a result of his time spent abroad, Souza’s style drew heavily from Expressionism and Art Brut. Often referred to as the “Indian Picasso”, Souza became known for his aggressive lines and thick application of color. He was fascinated with images of the sacred and the profane, and the boundary that divided them; his favorite subjects included the human figure, frequently depicted engaging in erotic acts and organized rituals of religion. Souza was also responsible for co-founding the Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group in 1947, which sought to encourage artists to depict Indian subject matter with Western Modernist styles.

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About the work
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John Moran Auctioneers

Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. A 2.5" tear to the canvas along the upper left …

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Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. A 2.5" tear to the canvas along the upper left tacking edge. New stretcher bars and keys. Painting slightly reduced in size when restretched.
Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.
Unframed

Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed and dated upper left: Souza, Signed again twice, dated again and titled verso
Francis Newton Souza
Indian, 1924–2002
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Francis Newton Souza was one of the first painters to achieve international recognition from a newly independent India, as well as a leading figure of its avant-garde movement. As a result of his time spent abroad, Souza’s style drew heavily from Expressionism and Art Brut. Often referred to as the “Indian Picasso”, Souza became known for his aggressive lines and thick application of color. He was fascinated with images of the sacred and the profane, and the boundary that divided them; his favorite subjects included the human figure, frequently depicted engaging in erotic acts and organized rituals of religion. Souza was also responsible for co-founding the Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group in 1947, which sought to encourage artists to depict Indian subject matter with Western Modernist styles.

Three Men in a Drunken Haze, 1962

Acrylic on canvas
29 1/4 × 29 in
74.3 × 73.7 cm
Bidding closed
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