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CHRISTIE’S ANNOUNCES REDISCOVERED PAINTING BY AMRITA SHER-GIL PORTRAIT OF DENYSE HEADLINING THE SOUTH ASIAN MODERN + CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION

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CHRISTIE’S ANNOUNCES REDISCOVERED PAINTING BY AMRITA SHER-GIL PORTRAIT OF DENYSE HEADLINING THE SOUTH ASIAN MODERN + CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION

Did I tell you about my Hindu friend? Imagine that her sister has been at the Beaux-Arts for two years and is very talented and very knowledgeable. So when she saw me, she went crazy about my hair and absolutely wanted to do my portrait with my hair loose. As it was for a competition and she had very little time, I posed almost non-stop for three days, and that’s why I couldn’t write to you as I had promised you. I’ve never known such an amazing girl, you know Phil? She has an intelligence and a personality like I had never met in a woman before, and also a very great talent, very powerful and robust, all her works seem to be made by a man. And she’s only eighteen with it all! 

– Denyse Proutaux, Letter to Philippe Dyvorne, 17 November 1931

 

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