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Krishen Khanna
In Search of an Ancestor


Born in 1925 in Lahore, Krishen Khanna worked as a banker after returning from his schooling in England. Khanna only turned to painting following the displacement of his family during the partitioning of India, when he came into contact with members of the Progressive Artists’ Group in Bombay including Souza, Husain and Raza.

Today, Khanna is regarded as one of the country’s foremost modernists, telling stories of the everyday and...



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  Lot 10 of 140  

SUMMER AUCTION 2008
18-19 JUNE 2008

Estimate
$50,000 - 60,000
Rs 20,00,000 - 24,00,000


Winning Bid
$57,500
Rs 23,00,000

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Krishen Khanna
In Search of an Ancestor
Signed in English (lower right) and signed and dated in English (verso)
1997
Oil on canvas
44 x 26.5 in (111.8 x 67.3 cm)

PUBLISHED:
Krishen Khanna: A Critical Biography, Gayatri Sinha, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2001

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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