Signed and dated 'Souza 1971’ (upper right)
Acquired directly from the artist
Vinod Bhardwaj, Francis Newton Souza: Dhoomimal Gallery Collection, Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi, p. 179 (illustrated)
Souza's use of subjects was cyclical, yet it was never monotonous. The current lot, another one of his 'mutant' heads, showcased a distorted and disfigured face meant to be a man, but so warped that it no longer resembled one.