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Krishen Khanna
(1925)

Suspense at Last Supper



Krishen Khanna’s series of paintings on biblical narratives, also known as his Christ cycle of works, is not overtly concerned with religion. Rather, these reconstructed scenes, and the figures that populate them, mirror the contemporary sociopolitical situation in India, which the artist is deeply affected by. In particular, they are coloured by his experiences and memories of events like the Partition of the Subcontinent, the subsequent wars...



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  Lot 11 of 90  

AUTUMN AUCTION 2010
8-9 SEPTEMBER 2010

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Winning Bid
$158,444
Rs 71,30,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Krishen Khanna
Suspense at Last Supper

Signed in English (lower right and verso)
Oil on canvas
59.5 x 89 in (151.1 x 226.1 cm)

Also included in this lot is a drawing titled `Study for Suspense at Last Supper` measuring 11.5 x 17 inches

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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