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Bhupen Khakhar
Buddha in Thailand


The present lot, painted in 2002, is perhaps one of the last works that Bhupen Khakhar created before his death the following year. In these final months, Khakhar - terminally ill and battling the last stages of cancer - was deeply influenced by the Buddhist imagery and culture he encountered on an artists' trip to Sri Lanka earlier that year. Although he was physically unable to visit any actual sites, he nonetheless observed and absorbed...



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  Lot 3 of 68  

SPRING LIVE AUCTION
26 MARCH 2019

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Winning Bid
Rs 40,25,000
$59,191

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Bhupen Khakhar
Buddha in Thailand
Signed and dated in Gujarati and inscribed 'Buddha in Thailand' (lower right); bearing Vadehra Art Gallery label (on the reverse)
2002
Watercolour on paper
23.5 x 35.75 in (60 x 90.6 cm)

PROVENANCE
Christie's, New York, 19 September 2002, lot 318
Christie's, New York, 23 March 2010, lot 24

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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