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Lot 66
Krishen Khanna
Doubting Thomas and Jesus


This moment, where doubt ends and belief begins in the resurrection of Christ for Thomas the Apostle is depicted literally by Krishen Khanna, but pushes the viewer to a translation of the artist’s intention.

“The fact that Khanna’s labouring men are reimaged in the Christ cycle of paintings indicate how he brings the economically disenfranchised and the religious minority on the same plane. This reflects what Homi Bhabha describes in The...



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  Lot 66 of 150  

AUCTION MAY 2006
10-11 MAY 2006

Estimate
$81,400 - 93,050
Rs 35,00,000 - 40,00,000


Winning Bid
$204,907
Rs 88,11,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Krishen Khanna
Doubting Thomas and Jesus
Signed in English (verso)
2005
Oil on canvas
60 x 39.5 in (152.4 x 100.3 cm)

Published: Krishen Khanna, The Embrace of Love, Mapin Publishing Pvt Ltd, 2005, p.91 and cover.

Note: This lot also includes a copy of the book where work has been illustrated on the cover.

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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