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Krishen Khanna
(1925)

Untitled



"I have used monochrome because if there is something I want to say, it is best to avoid the dynamics of colour." - KRISHEN KHANNA

One of the leading figures of India's modernist movement, Krishen Khanna is globally renowned for an artistic idiom that is structurally rooted in the aesthetics of European modernism while his subject matter takes direct inspiration from the harsh socio-political reality of his times. Bordering on the...



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  Lot 65 of 120  

MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN ART AND COLLECTIBLES
13-14 OCTOBER 2021

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Winning Bid
$46,548
Rs 34,44,552

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Krishen Khanna
Untitled

Signed 'KKhanna' (lower right); inscribed and signed '"The high caught hooded falcon/ breaths upon my wrist/ fettered by so tenuous leash of steel/ We are bound for the purple marshes/ many leagues away/ With a fair expectation of quarry"/ (Sir) Herbert Read./ KKhanna' (on the reverse)
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
70 x 46 in (178 x 117 cm)

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

EXHIBITED
Krishen Khanna, New Delhi: Saffronart, 16 December 2016 - 15 January 2017

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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