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Krishen Khanna
In Search of an Ancestor


One of the several images that recur in Krishen Khanna's oeuvre through the years, the figure of the scribe, harks back to the artist's past, but also shares several qualities with his other iconic subjects. "Like the bandwallah or the card player, the scribe is usually depicted as a solitary figure. Crouched on his haunches behind a takht, an Indian style desk, pouring over his manuscript or book of accounts, he brings an air of intimacy to...



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  Lot 18 of 138  

THE TIES THAT BIND: SOUTH ASIAN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
30 NOVEMBER-1 DECEMBER 2016

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Krishen Khanna
In Search of an Ancestor
Signed 'KKhanna' (lower right), signed and dated 'KKhanna 97' and inscribed 'KRISHEN KHANNA / IN SEARCH OF AN ANCESTOR' (on the reverse)
1997
Oil on canvas
44 x 26.5 in (111.8 x 67.3 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Kumar Art Gallery, New Delhi

EXHIBITED:
Six Modern Masters of India, New Delhi: Kumar Art Gallery, 1997-98

PUBLISHED:
Six Modern Masters of India, New Delhi: Kumar Art Gallery, 1997-98
Gayatri Sinha ed., Krishen Khanna: A Critical Biography, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2001

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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