• South Asian Modern + Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 2299

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 24

    BHUPEN KHAKHAR (1934-2004)

    Buddha in Thailand

    Price Realised  

    BHUPEN KHAKHAR (1934-2004)
    Buddha in Thailand
    signed and dated in Gujarati and inscribed 'Buddha in Thailand' (lower right)
    watercolor on paper
    25 x 37¾ in. (64 x 95.9 cm.)


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    My interests have changed over the years, there was a time when I painted landscapes, with the human figure kept very small. Then came man and his environment; as a result, traders, barbers and tailors have long inhabited my painting. Now fantasy has entered my work, along with a certain spirit of freedom and my work is much less naturalistic."
    (Bhupen Khakhar in conversation with Kamala Kapoor, The Economic Times, 17 March 1991)

    Provenance

    Christie's New York, 19 September 2002, lot 318


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK