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Krishen Khanna
My $ Million Friend


The present lot is a portrait of the celebrated Indian artist Tyeb Mehta. It was painted by his friend and contemporary Krishen Khanna - the two artists grew up together in Lahore and were members of the Progressive Artists' Group - to mark the first time that a painting by Mehta achieved a price of one million dollars at auction. The price realised by the painting, titled Mahishasura and created in 1997, was a new world record for Mehta....



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  Lot 15 of 40  

WINTER LIVE AUCTION: MODERN INDIAN ART
8 DECEMBER 2020

Estimate



Winning Bid
Rs 5,04,000
$6,904

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Krishen Khanna
My $ Million Friend
Signed 'KKhanna' (lower left); inscribed, signed and dated 'KRISHEN/ KHANNA/ KKhanna/ "MY $ MILLLION/ FRIEND"/ 21st SEPT/ 2005' (on the reverse)
2005
Oil on canvas
15.75 x 11.75 in (39.7 x 30 cm)

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

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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