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Bhupen Khakhar
His Last Days of Aids - He Remembered His Friends


Bhupen Khakhar's art was based on personal as well as political concerns, going against the grain of dominant artistic practices of his time. He often positioned himself as the subject in his paintings, and the present lot, titled His Last Days of Aids - He Remembered His Friends is self-explanatory. The gaunt and sickly appearance of the central figure refers to the artist's own illnesses, to which he ultimately succumbed. "Toward the...



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  Lot 73 of 106  

WINTER ONLINE AUCTION
9-10 DECEMBER 2019

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Bhupen Khakhar
His Last Days of Aids - He Remembered His Friends
Signed twice and dated in Gujarati and inscribed 'his last days of Aids - he remembered his friends' (lower centre)
1998
Watercolour on paper
42 x 47.75 in (106.5 x 121.5 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist
Private Collection, Vadodara
Private Collection, New Delhi

EXHIBITED
Remembering Bhupen, Vadodara: Sarjan Art Gallery, 8 - 29 August 2015

PUBLISHED
Remembering Bhupen, Vadodara: Sarjan Art Gallery, 2015 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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