Gaitonde & Souza: two friends from Goa
The journey of a painting that V.S. Gaitonde gifted to his friend Francis Newton Souzaand what it says about the two artists
One snowy February weekend in 1997, I agreed to help artist Francis Newton Souza clean up his tiny walk-up apartment near Lincoln Centre in New York City. The artist was going through one of his hermit phases—alone and isolated except for my visits—and his rooms had become nearly impassable with debris: newspapers, art supplies, empty food packets, a mountain of dirty dishes.