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Krishen Khanna
(1925)

Untitled



The present lot was painted during Krishen Khanna's years in Madras where he had moved in the 1950s along with his wife and daughter. His stay in the city proved to be "a period of personal contentment and greater lyricism than Krishen had ever expressed before in painting." (Gayatri Sinha, Krishen Khanna - A Critical Biography, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2001, p. 48) The paintings of this period use a predominantly white, brown, and...



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  Lot 13 of 40  

MODERN INDIAN ART
13 OCTOBER 2021

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Winning Bid
Rs 22,80,000
$30,811

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Krishen Khanna
Untitled

Signed and dated 'KKhanna 55' (lower left)
1955
Oil on canvas
34 x 25.5 in (86.4 x 65 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist while posted at the US Embassy in Delhi, circa 1950s
Private Collection, Washington DC
Private Collection, USA
An Important Private Collection, New Delhi

PUBLISHED
Gayatri Sinha, Krishen Khanna: A Critical Biography, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2001, p. 60 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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