Lot#24 || Bhupen Khakhar (1934 - 2003)
Oil on relief plaster, with incised and mixed media on board
42.00 x 42.00 in
₹ 1,30,00,000 -
Esteemed overseas based collection
Overseas lot. "This work from the 1970s depicts a vermilion-smeared deity from a wayside shrine. Like many such deities, it is formless the proper term is 'aniconic' and looks out at the world through a pair of enamel eyes." (Ranjit Hoskote). Born in 1934 in Mumbai, Bhupen played a prominent role in modern Indian art and was a key international figure in 20th-century painting. Khakhar's narrative paintings and works were deeply rooted in influences ranging from devotional aesthetics and street culture to European painting and pop art.
Master Show, Apparao Art Gallery, Chennai