Ganesh Pyne, ‘Ape and the Flower’, 1990, Christie's South Asian + Chinese

Ganesh Pyne's work is often described as melancholic, with watery canvases depicting dark scences of ghostly, skeletal figures and spindly vegetation. His figures populate the interstices between living and dead, mundane and otherworldly, present and past: the twilight zone means the meeting point of day and night, of life and death, of love and agony -- where everything is seen in a different light. (Midnight To The Boom, Peabody Essex Museum, New York, 2013, p. 170)

Signature: Signed and dated in Bengali (lower left); further signed, titled, inscribed and dated 'APE AND THE FLOWER / 1990 / (Tempera on canvas)' (on the reverse)

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About Ganesh Pyne

Indian, 1937-2013, Kolkata, India

Group Shows

Dag Modern, 
New York,
The Art of Bengal