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Krishen Khanna
Doubting Thomas with Jesus


Krishen Khanna's enduring interest in religious symbolism, particularly Christian imagery, has its roots in his childhood, and began with a reproduction of Da Vinci's Last Supper that his father brought home. His attempt to replicate it - at the mere age of seven - was both a first attempt at making art and the origin of his preoccupation with the theme. His education at the Imperial Services College in Windsor, which was largely...



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  Lot 64 of 76  

ALIVE: EVENING SALE OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
17 SEPTEMBER 2020

Estimate



Winning Bid
Rs 90,00,000
$123,288

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Krishen Khanna
Doubting Thomas with Jesus
Signed 'KKhanna' (lower right); inscribed, signed and dated 'KRISHEN KHANNA/ KKhanna/ ''THOMAS FEELING HIS DOUBT''/ 1978/ DOUBTING THOMAS WITH JESUS''' (on the reverse)
1978
Oil on canvas
62.75 x 36.75 in (159.7 x 93.6 cm)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, New Delhi
Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Mumbai

EXHIBITED
Krishen Khanna: Exhibition of Paintings And Drawings from 1958 to 2001, New Delhi: Kumar Gallery, 4 - 14 October 2001
Spirit Set Free: Golden Jubilee (1955-2005), New Delhi: Kumar Gallery, 28 October - 30 December 2005 .br.
PUBLISHED
Krishen Khanna: Exhibition of Paintings And Drawings from 1958 to 2001, New Delhi: Kumar Gallery, 2001, p. 34 (illustrated)
Keshav Malik, Spirit Set Free: Golden Jubilee (1955-2005), New Delhi: Kumar Gallery, 2005, p. 100 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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