Bhupen Khakhar


Bhupen Khakhar is remembered as an iconoclast and a maverick, a man who never did what was expected, and who was open about his views on everything – from social sectarianism to his own homosexuality, all of which are reflected in his works. Born in 1934, Khakhar began his career in art fairly late in life, at the age of 38. Then a practicing chartered accountant, he joined the M.S. University at Baroda to study art criticism in his late...
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Honours and Awards
  • 1986 Asian Cultural Council Starr Fellowship, New York
  • 1984 Padma Shri, Government of India
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    Lot 47 Details

    Summer Online Auction
    13-14 June 2018

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Untitled

    Watercolour on handmade paper

    13.2 x 9.3 in

    $10,770-13,850
    Rs 7,00,000- 9,00,000

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    13-14 June 2018

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    11.9 x 9.9 in

    $10,000-15,000
    Rs 6,50,000- 9,75,000

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    Lot 94 Details

    Summer Online Auction
    13-14 June 2018

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Untitled

    Dry pastel on paper

    11.9 x 8.8 in

    $10,770-13,850
    Rs 7,00,000- 9,00,000

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    Lot 95 Details

    Summer Online Auction
    13-14 June 2018

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Introduction of...

    Mixed media and collage on board

    67.4 x 59.6 in

    $461,540-615,385
    Rs 3,00,00,000- 4,00,00,000

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    Lot 24 Details

    Evening Sale | Live Auction, Mumbai
    13 March 2018

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Untitled (Ratnagiri)

    Acrylic on paper

    44.8 x 71.3 in

    Winning bid
    $281,250
    Rs 1,80,00,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)




    Lot 72 Details

    From Classical to Contemporary
    6-7 December 2017

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Bathers

    Watercolour on celluloid pasted on paper

    8.6 x 11.7 in

    Winning bid
    $25,428
    Rs 16,27,392
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)




    Lot 28 Details

    Evening Sale | Live Auction, New Delhi
    21 September 2017

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Watercolour on paper

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    Winning bid
    $20,000
    Rs 12,60,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)




    Lot 29 Details

    Evening Sale | Live Auction, New Delhi
    21 September 2017

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Untitled

    Reverse painting in acrylic on glass

    44.3 x 39.6 in

    Winning bid
    $438,095
    Rs 2,76,00,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)




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    Lot 10 Details

    Modern Masters: No Reserve Art Auction

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Untitled

    Sketchpen on handmade paper pasted on mountboard

    8.7 x 10.4 in

    Winning bid
    $1,946
    Rs 1,24,560
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)




    Lot 8 Details

    No Reserve Modern and Contemporary Art Auction

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Ink on paper

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    Winning bid
    $3,165
    Rs 1,99,380
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)




    Lot 17 Details

    Words and Lines

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Untitled

    Graphite on paper

    9.7 x 7.8 in

    Winning bid
    $2,846
    Rs 1,82,160
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)




    Lot 81 Details

    Words and Lines

    Bhupen Khakhar

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    Winning bid
    $1,969
    Rs 1,26,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)




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    EXHIBITIONS          
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    Lot 234 Details

    Works on paper.
    20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Untitled

    Serigraphy on paper

    15 x 11 in






    Lot 235 Details

    Works on paper.
    20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    16.1 x 12.2 in






    Lot 236 Details

    Works on paper.
    20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Bhupen Khakhar

    4 Figures

    Watercolour on paper

    10 x 14 in






    Lot 237 Details

    Works on paper.
    20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Bhupen Khakhar

    Milan Airport

    Watercolour on paper

    12 x 15 in









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