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Krishen Khanna
In Search of an Ancestor


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. Crouched on his haunches behind a takht, an Indian style desk, pouring over his manuscript or book of accounts, he brings an air of intimacy to...



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  Lot 56 of 70  

SUMMER ART AUCTION 2012
19-20 JUNE 2012

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$18,600
Rs 10,04,400

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Krishen Khanna
In Search of an Ancestor
Signed in English (lower right) and signed and dated in English (verso)
1997
Oil on canvas
44 x 26.5 in (111.8 x 67.3 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Kumar Art Gallery, New Delhi

EXHIBITED AND PUBLISHED:
Six Modern Masters of India, Kumar Art Gallery, New Delhi, 1997-98

PUBLISHED:
Krishen Khanna: A Critical Biography, Gayatri Sinha, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2001

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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