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Krishen Khanna
OK TATA


In an artistic career spanning seven decades, the main focus of Krishen Khanna's work has been that of the marginalised figure. Khanna has depicted the forgotten bandwallas of yesteryear, and dusty, downtrodden migrant labourers in dhabas and on the backs of trucks. In the present lot, the artist returns to the figure of the labourer caught in the huddled cargo of a transport truck, which in Khanna's paintings is often only depicted from...



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  Lot 80 of 150  


Estimate
$92,310 - 123,080
Rs 60,00,000 - 80,00,000






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Krishen Khanna
OK TATA
Inscribed 'OK TATA' (lower left); inscribed, signed and dated 'KRISHEN KHANNA/ KKhanna 2005/ "OK TATA"' (on the reverse)
2005
Oil on canvas
47.5 x 71.5 in (120.4 x 181.3 cm)

PROVENANCE:
An Important Private Collection, New Delhi

EXHIBITED:
Krishen Khanna, London: Royal Academy of Arts, presented by Saffronart in association with Osborne Samuel and Berkeley Square Gallery, 19-24 March 2007

PUBLISHED:
Krishen Khanna, Norbert Lynton, Gayatri Sinha et al, Krishen Khanna: Images In My Time, Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd. and Hampshire: Lund Humphries, 2007, pp. 82-83 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 


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