Souza's paintings to shine at 'Aspire Art Auction'
While we are inundated with art day-in and day out, there are a few special pieces that have transcended time and culture and have slated their place in art history, such is the work of FN Souza.
The FN Souza International Fine Arts Foundation and Family Trust, which owns a large collection of art by the late master modernist Francis Newton Souza is back to set another mark at the Aspire Auctions – Cleveland Ohio USA.
The much awaited rare series of the acrylic canvas by Indian American Artist F N Souza promises to leave you spellbound because of its spectacular artwork. To elate art connoisseurs around the globe, the foundation will unveil the genres of Souza's work which will include the impressions of European cities in the 50s and 60s, portraits of the tribal woman, the relatives of Souza's chain, shades of villages and visions of multiple heads.
In total, ten paintings of Souza are with Aspire Auctions, two paintings will be available for public auction from August 31 – September 8, 2018, and eight will be available for private sales.
Authenticity certificates signed and notarized by FN Souza are available with all paintings.
In 2008, his painting "Birth" (1955) set a world auction record for the most expensive Indian painting sold till then by selling for US$2.5 million (INR 11.3 crore) at a Christie's auction. In 2015, the painting "Birth" was resold at Christie's in New York, fetching more than US$4 million.
Born into an aristocratic Roman Catholic family in Goa, Francis Newton Souza married Francis Patric Souza's mother Barbara Maureen Zinkant in 1965 in London; soon after they relocated to New York City in 1967. On his frequent visits to Goa from the UK and New York Souza created thousands of works of art including, 'Women and Phoenix' (1950); 'Nude in Profile' (1952); 'Indian Women' (1954); Untitled 'Head of Man' (1957 & 1960) 'The Roman' (1966) and many more on canvas and cloth.