Francis Newton Souza

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SOUZA Francis Newton Untitled (landscape In Red)

Sotheby's /Jun 11, 2013
14,032.63 - 21,048.94
42,452.38

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Francis Newton Souza - Untitled (two Men; Man In Tunic)

Francis Newton Souza - Untitled (two Men; Man In Tunic)

Original 1958
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Lot number: 2
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Lot Description FRANCIS NEWTON SOUZA (1924-2002) Untitled (Two Men; Man in Tunic) signed and dated 'Souza 58' (upper right); signed and dated 'Souza 54' (upper right) ink on paper; ink on graph paper 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm.); 9 1/8 x 7 in. (23.2 x 17.8 cm.) 4xecuted in 1958 and 1954; Two works on paper 2 (2)
Francis Newton Souza - Landscape With Turret

Francis Newton Souza - Landscape With Turret

Original 1969
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Lot number: 113
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Lot Description FRANCIS NEWTON SOUZA (1924-2002) Landscape with Turret signed and dated 'Souza 1969' (upper left); further signed, dated and titled and inscribed 'Souza 1969 LANDSCAPE WITH TURRET OIL ON CANVAS 24" x 30"' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 24 x 30 in. (60.8 x 76 cm.) Painted in 1969 Pre-Lot Text THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, ITALY View Lot Notes > Francis Newton Souza immigrated to New York in September 1967. The city of New York with its masculine titanic sky scrapers, incessantly iridescent facades and burning lights of perpetual motion offered Souza a visual cornucopia on which to feast. Souza gorged himself on America and regurgitated it in paint within his own artistic vernacular. While in New York, Souza was exposed to the totality of Abstract Expressionism and the work he produced during this period was a reaction against the movement's fundamentals of a purely nonrepresentational art. Painted in 1969, the bold blocks of yellows, reds, greens and blues, no longer resemble the stained glass windows of the Catholic church of his early 1960s paintings -- but the bright lights of Times Square or Broadway. The bright brash buildings dance across the canvas as they wrestle with the forest and foliage encircling it. The turret reaches out of this suffocating shrubbery as the pastoral and urban traditions collide in a celebration of visceral violence. Trees and buildings indiscriminately billow in a beating wind as they dissolve and dissect the foreground, delighting and discombobulating all at once.
Francis Newton Souza - Untitled

Francis Newton Souza - Untitled

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Lot number: 13
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Back to previous page Lot 13 of 101 AUCTION DETAILS Estimate $3,450 - 5,175 Rs 2,00,000 - 3,00,000 Comparables Pre-register to Bid How to Bid Questions? Contact us ARTWORK DETAILS Francis Newton Souza Untitled a) c.1965 b) 1997 a) Ink and pastel on newspaper b) Gouache on magazine paper a) 10 x 7 in (25.4 x 17.8 cm) b) 10.5 x 8 in (26.7 x 20.3 cm) a) Signed in English (upper centre) b) Signed and dated in English (upper right) a) Untitled (Man in Landscape) b) Untitled (Head in Black and White) (Set of two) Category: Painting Style: Figurative Condition Report
Francis Newton Souza - Untitled (landscape In Red)

Francis Newton Souza - Untitled (landscape In Red)

Original 1974
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Lot number: 54
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LOT 54 FRANCIS NEWTON SOUZA 1924 - 2002 UNTITLED (LANDSCAPE IN RED) Signed and dated 'Souza 74' upper left and signed, dated and inscribed 'F.N. SOUZA / Landscape in Red / 1974 / 20x30 / Acrylic on canvas' on reverse Acrylic on canvas 50.8 by 76.2 cm. (20 by 30 in.) Painted in 1974
Francis Newton Souza - Untitled (landscape With Black Moon)

Francis Newton Souza - Untitled (landscape With Black Moon)

Original 1965
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Lot number: 7
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FRANCIS NEWTON SOUZA (1924-2002) Untitled (Landscape with Black Moon) signed and dated 'Souza 65' (upper left); further signed and dated 'F.N. SOUZA 1964 1965' and bearing Grosvenor Fine Art Limited label (on the reverse) oil on canvas 42¼ x 67¼ in. (107.3 x 170.8 cm.) Painted in 1964-65 Grosvenor Gallery, London PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK Francis Newton Souza's series of black paintings serve as a radical departure within his oeuvre. This series, executed exclusively in 1964-65 culminated in the exhibition of black paintings at Grosvenor Gallery, London in 1966. Differing critical views on Souza's source of inspiration have alternatively suggested Francisco de Goya's Pinturas Negras series as well as the monochromatic works by Yves Klein. Souza was exposed to the works of conceptual artist Yves Klein, as both were exhibiting in Paris at the Iris Clert Gallery throughout the fifties and sixties. Souza used black to explore his favorite themes; nudes, portraits, landscapes and cityscapes. In this cityscape, "the substance is black, not the smooth black of pure sensation, but a very palpable black, its solidity created by thick brush strokes in different directions, and by a considerable range of tones according to the paint's direction in relation to the light." (Dennis Duerden, 'F.N. Souza', The Arts Review, London, 14 May 1966, p. 215) Souza deliberately built up the surface with paint, creating a relief-like texture that borders on the sculptural. Furthermore, he demonstrates the inherent tension between nature and civilization. The depth of the night sky and the ominous moon is a viscous force against the buildings and trees below, which become treatises on the conflating powers of man and the natural world.
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