Bhupen Khakhar


Bhupen Khakhar is remembered as an iconoclast and a maverick, a man who never did what was expected, and who was open about his views on everything – from social sectarianism to his own homosexuality, all of which are reflected in his works. Born in 1934, Khakhar began his career in art fairly late in life, at the age of 38. Then a practicing chartered accountant, he joined the M.S. University at Baroda to study art criticism in his late...
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Honours and Awards
  • 1986 Asian Cultural Council Starr Fellowship, New York
  • 1984 Padma Shri, Government of India
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    Lot 73 Details

    Winter Online Auction 9-10 December 2019

    Bhupen Khakhar

    His Last Days of ...

    Watercolour on paper

    42 x 47.75 in

    $85,715-114,290
    Rs 60,00,000- 80,00,000

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    Lot 41 Details

    Evening Sale | New Delhi, Live 12 September 2019

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Tradesman

    Oil on canvas

    44 x 46 in

    Winning bid
    $523,944
    Rs 3,72,00,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 88 Details

    Summer Online Auction 12-13 June 2019

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Untitled

    Ink on paper

    11 x 12 in



    Lot 3 Details

    Spring Live Auction 26 March 2019

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Buddha in Thailand

    Watercolour on paper

    23.5 x 35.75 in

    Winning bid
    $59,191
    Rs 40,25,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 30 Details

    Modern Indian Art 5-6 December 2018

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Untitled (The...

    Oil on canvas

    68.25 x 44.75 in

    Winning bid
    $900,000
    Rs 6,21,00,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


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    Lot 34 Details

    No Reserve Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art 22-23 October 2019

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Untitled

    Pen on paper

    9.5 x 7 in

    Winning bid
    $1,608
    Rs 1,12,560
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 35 Details

    No Reserve Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art 22-23 October 2019

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Untitled

    Pen on paper

    8 x 10.25 in

    Winning bid
    $2,811
    Rs 1,96,800
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 68 Details

    No Reserve Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art 22-23 October 2019

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Untitled

    Sketchpen on paper

    11 x 12.5 in

    Winning bid
    $3,966
    Rs 2,77,620
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 2 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 4 December 2018

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Untitled

    Pen on paper pasted on paper board

    8.25 x 10 in

    Winning bid
    $2,084
    Rs 1,43,820
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


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    EXHIBITIONS          
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    Lot 234 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Untitled

    Serigraphy on paper

    15 x 11 in




    Lot 235 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    16 x 12.25 in




    Lot 236 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Bhupen Khakhar

    4 Figures

    Watercolour on paper

    10 x 14 in




    Lot 237 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Milan Airport

    Watercolour on paper

    12 x 15 in







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