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Bhupen Khakhar
Untitled (Ratnagiri)


Bhupen Khakhar, a largely self-taught artist, developed a sophisticated pictorial language, employing vibrant oil, gouache, watercolour and acrylic paints. Largely figurative, his work offered commentary on the struggles of day to day life, or incisive observations of the unusual in the mundane. The present lot was painted towards the end of his career. Khakhar's interest in seascapes and fishing communities, which began in the 1970s, finds...



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  Lot 24 of 65  

EVENING SALE | LIVE AUCTION, MUMBAI
13 MARCH 2018

Estimate
Rs 1,50,00,000 - 2,00,00,000
$234,375 - 312,500


Winning Bid
Rs 1,80,00,000
$281,250

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Bhupen Khakhar
Untitled (Ratnagiri)
Signed and dated in Gujarati (lower right)
2002
Acrylic on paper
44.75 x 71.25 in (113.7 x 181 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
Christie's, Mumbai, 18 December 2016, lot 143

EXHIBITED:
Landscapes, Mumbai: Sakshi Gallery, 2002
Bhupen Khakhar, A Retrospective, organsied by The Fine Art Resource at Mumbai: National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), 4-26 November 2003

PUBLISHED:
Timothy Hyman, Enrique Juncosa et al, Bhupen Khakhar: A Retrospective, Mumbai: The Fine Art Resource, 2003, p. 48 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Landscape


 









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