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Krishen Khanna
(1925)

Untitled



The present lot is a rare, early work by Krishen Khanna from a brief but artistically rich phase of his career, before he began painting his trademark bandwalla series. The early 1950s saw Khanna moving to Madras (now Chennai) with his wife and daughter, while working for Grindlays Bank. The slow tempo of the society and the calming rhythm of his day job contributed to a period of “personal contentment and greater lyricism than Krishen...



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  Lot 103 of 160  

SPRING ONLINE AUCTION: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN ART AND ANTIQUITIES
6-7 APRIL 2022

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Krishen Khanna
Untitled

Signed and dated 'KKhanna 58' (lower right)
1958
Oil on canvas
42 x 21 in (106.7 x 53.3 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired from Kumar Art Gallery in 1959
Collection of Dr. and Mrs Ian Little
Private Collection, New Delhi
Saffronart, Mumbai, 16 February 2017, lot 64
Property of a Gentleman, New Delhi

EXHIBITED
The Naked and The Nude: The Body In Indian Modern Art, Mumbai: DAG Modern, 7 October - 10 December 2016

PUBLISHED
Kishore Singh ed., The Naked and The Nude: The Body in Indian Modern Art: Edition Two, New Delhi: DAG Modern, 2015, p. 116 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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