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Krishen Khanna
(1925)

In Search of an Ancestor



“A large part of Khanna’s paintings emerge from the recesses of memory, often appearing like serial contemplations on the same subject.” One of the several images that recur in Krishen Khanna’s oeuvre through the years, the figure of the scribe harks back to the artist’s past, but also shares several qualities with his other iconic subjects.

“Like the bandwallah or the card player, the scribe is usually depicted as a solitary figure....



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  Lot 10 of 100  

SPRING AUCTION 2010
10-11 MARCH 2010

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Krishen Khanna
In Search of an Ancestor

Signed and dated in English (verso)
1997
Oil on canvas
44 x 26.5 in (111.8 x 67.3 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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