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Born in 1925 in what is now Faislabad in Pakistan, Krishen Khanna grew up in Lahore, only studying art after he graduated from college at evening classes held at the Mayo School of Art there. In 1947, Khanna’s family moved to Shimla as a result of the Partition of India and Pakistan, and Khanna was deeply affected by not only the change in his personal life, but also the socio-political chaos that reigned around him. His early works are...



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  Lot 9 of 67  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
12 SEPTEMBER 2019

Estimate



Winning Bid
Rs 26,40,000
$37,183

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Krishen Khanna

a) Lala Chunni Lallji at the Big Drum
Signed 'KKhanna' (lower right); signed and inscribed 'KKhanna/ KRISHEN KHANNA/ LALA CHUNNI LALLJI AT THE BIG DRUM' (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
23.5 x 17.75 in (59.6 x 44.8 cm)

b) Chunni Lal and Co
Signed 'KKhanna' (lower left); signed and inscribed 'KKhanna/ 'KRISHEN KHANNA/ CHUNNI LAL & CO' (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
23.5 x 17.75 in (59.6 x 45 cm)

(Set of two)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist
From an Important Private Collection, New Delhi

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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