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Krishen Khanna's art focuses on the human figure. The subject is often that of the subaltern: a term used by postcolonial critic Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak to denote a class of people that were "ostracised, hapless victims of society." (Gayatri Sinha, Krishen Khanna: A Critical Biography, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2001, p. 98) Within this context and beyond, Khanna is concerned with the individual and his particular condition in...



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  Lot 40 of 87  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
8 SEPTEMBER 2016

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Winning Bid
Rs 1,14,00,000
$172,727

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Krishen Khanna
Emmaus
Signed and inscribed 'K Khanna / KRISHEN KHANNA / "EMMAUS"' (on the reverse)
2006
Oil on canvas
71.5 x 51.5 in (181.5 x 130.7 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Acquired directly from the artist
Property of a Gentleman, New Delhi

EXHIBITED:
Krishen Khanna, London: Saffronart in association with Osborne Samuel and Berkeley Square Gallery, 19-24 March 2007
Krishen Khanna: A RETROSPECTIVE, New Delhi: Saffronart, 23 January - 5 February 2010

PUBLISHED:
Norbert Lynton, Gayatri Sinha and Ranjit Hoskote eds., Krishen Khanna: Images in My Time, Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd., 2007, pp. 127, 136-137 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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