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Krishen Khanna's Pieta is his distinct interpretation of an iconic image from Christianity, which has been portrayed by artists all over the world for centuries. The seated Mother Mary cradling the exhausted Christ after his descent from the cross is an image Khanna returns to several times during his career. "The Pieta paintings relate to his concern with the subject of the dead and the dying, as much as with the persecuted figure of the...



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  Lot 60 of 80  

EVENING SALE OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART
24 FEBRUARY 2016

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Rs 84,00,000
$123,529

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Krishen Khanna
Pieta
Signed 'K Khanna' (lower right); signed again 'K Khanna' and inscribed 'KRISHEN KHANNA "PIETA"' (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
71.5 x 51.5 in (181.6 x 131 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Important Private Collection, Mumbai

EXHIBITED:
Krishen Khanna, London: Royal Academy of Art, 19-24 March 2007
Krishen Khanna: A Retrospective, New Delhi: Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, 23 January-5 February 2010

PUBLISHED:
Krishen Khanna, Norbert Lynton, Gayatri Sinha eds., Contemporary Indian Artists Series - Krishen Khanna: Images In My Time, Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd.; UK and USA: Lund Humphries, 2007, p. 131 (illustrated)
Krishen Khanna: A Retrospective, exhibition catalog, Saffronart, 2010 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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