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Krishen Khanna
Marriage Band


"There is something sad and ridiculous about the band. A legacy from our erstwhile English rulers, whether official or military in pompous regalia... the band is a macabre comment on bourgeois existence." - KRISHEN KHANNA

In the early 1970s, Krishen Khanna began painting his famous bandwallah series, inspired by an incident when he was leaving his studio in Delhi one afternoon, and was held up by a passing band. The...



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  Lot 63 of 76  

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

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Winning Bid
Rs 38,40,000
$52,603

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Krishen Khanna
Marriage Band
Signed 'KKhanna' (lower right); inscribed and signed '''Marriage Band''/ KKhanna' (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
30 x 36 in (76 x 91.4 cm)

PROVENANCE
Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Property of a Gentleman, Mumbai

EXHIBITED
Krishen Khanna: When the band began to play, he packed up his troubles and marched away..., London: Grosvenor Gallery, 10 June - 10 July 2015

PUBLISHED
Krishen Khanna: When the band began to play, he packed up his troubles and marched away..., London: Grosvenor Gallery, 2015 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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