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Somnath Hore Erotic Etchings

Somnath Hore’s art practice was western and academic in style. He was interested in humanist themes, and his works often involved the world of painting and printmaking with sculptural, textural prints that resonated with his feelings of anger and pain. His subject matter drew attention to the life of people in Bengal; the impoverished and suffering social class represented the pain caused by the Famine of 1943.


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Somnath Hore (1921 - 2006)

Untitled (Set of two erotic etchings)

Etching and engraving

16 x 12.5 in. and 13 x 8.5 in.

Signed bottom right

Published: Karode, Roobina, ed. Manifestations II (New Delhi: DAG, 2004), p. 117.

Estimate: 1,00,000 - 3,00,000 INR

Provenance: Private Collection

 

Comparison:

Untitled

1973

Etching

Ed. AP 31 / 50

7 3/4 x 9 5/8 in

Signed dated lower right

Hammer price: 72,000 INR

Sotheby's London, 23 Oct 2018

Lot no. 6 coming up in Prinseps Spring Auction 24 - 25 April 2019