(S. Mehra, 'An Accountant of Alternate Reality', Outlook India, 13 December, 1995), A Pioneering Vision: Works from the Collection of Shumita and Arani Bose, Khakhar widely expanded the area of Indian life visible in painting, but a unique and consistent tone unites his body of work [...] Bhupen's paintings balance satirical distance and loving intimacy with his subjects. (T. Hyman, Bhupen Khakhar, Ahmedabad, 1998, p. 68) Swaraj Art Archive. Bhupen Khakhar is best known for his autobiographical paintings that reflect his innermost desires. Jul 17, 2014 - This is a collection of Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and other Works of Art by the Indian artist Bhupen Khakhar. Bhupen Khakhar's "Two Men in Benares" fetched a whopping Rs 22.39 crore at Sotheby's Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art auction on Monday, setting a brand new record for the artist. Bhupen Khakhar. self-taught painter depicted what no one had ever shown before: everyday life in the Indian middle class, as well as intimate scenes revolving around sexuality, illness, and death. Active from the 1960s, Khakhar was part of a lively new wave of narrative painting and figuration by artists in India that became known as the Baroda School. Image rights. Browse through recent auction results or all past auction results on artnet. Khakhar speaks for a world largely relegated to the shadows in India. Eventually he explored his own sexual identity in his paintings, giving the subject of his works a radical impetus. Despite having been qualified as a chartered accountant before moving to Baroda in 1962, he joined the Art Criticism course at the Faculty of Fine Arts where he started painting and became involved with the seminal Narrative- Figurative movement. Oil on Canvas. Painted in 1986, Art exhibitions and events to look forward to in 2021 — United States and Canada, Virtual tour: The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. John H. Gutfreund 834 Fifth Avenue. 47 × 35 cm. (Six Indian Painters, exhibition catalogue, London, 1982, p. 38) Noida, Mumbai, Bengaluru. Show artist insights. Indian, 1934–2003 • Follow. Auctions. Paintings from this period prominently feature larger than life images of himself and his partner, and are often intimate and confessional. Painting. To the right of the painting an almost life-size figure of a naked man leans over a balcony and surveys a townscape below him, which occupies the majority of the composition. See more ideas about baroda, indian artist, painting. M ark Hudson warms to this exhibition dedicated to the colourful and subtly complex paintings of the late Indian artist Bhupen Khakhar. Swaraj Art Archive . Untitled, 3/03/98, watercolor, 29 x 40 cm Idiot, 2003, 46.5 x 34.5 cm, in his last show at Sarjan Art Gallery, From 2003 to 2012 it was part of the collection of Mr. Kamal Rana. Want to sell a work by this artist? I am much more concerned with other aspects like warmth, pity, vulnerability, touch [...]'". Technique and condition You Can’t Please All is a large, square oil painting on canvas by the Indian-born painter Bhupen Khakhar. Auction Houses. Browse upcoming and past auction lots by Bhupen Khakhar. Jul 17, 2014 - This is a collection of Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and other Works of Art by the Indian artist Bhupen Khakhar. Browse upcoming and past auction lots by Bhupen Khakhar. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Bhupen Khakhar (also spelled Bhupen Khakkar, born Bombay 10 March 1934 – died Baroda 8 August 2003) Bhupen Khakhar was a leading artist in Indian contemporary art. Follow. “Bhupen Khakhar (1934–2003) played a central role in modern Indian art and was a recognised international figure in twentieth century painting. Jul 17, 2014 - This is a collection of Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and other Works of Art by the Indian artist Bhupen Khakhar. Untitled, 2002. Show artist insights. Bhupen Khakhar is regarded as one India’s foremost painters. His primary interests in paintings veered towards exploring middle class subjects. Untitled. signed in Gujarati (center right); further inscribed, titled and dated 'At New Jersy [sic.] At New Jersey Fellow artist and Khakhar's biographer Timothy Hyman notes, "The self is always juxtaposed with the world; the self interrogates, and is interrogated, by the world." In the early 1980s, Bhupen Khakhar's highly narrative paintings increasingly became autobiographical in their subject matter. As a result Khakhar became … Decorative Art. Together with Anish Bhupen Khakhar. Mixed media on paper. This is a collection of Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and other Works of Art by the Indian artist Bhupen Khakhar. Noida, Mumbai, Bengaluru. Jul 17, 2014 - This is a collection of Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and other Works of Art by the Indian artist Bhupen Khakhar. Swaraj Art Archive . Image rights. Aug 10, 2020 - Explore Graeme Jukes's board "Bhupen Khakhar", followed by 426 people on Pinterest. View Artists studio by Bhupen Khakhar on artnet. View Untitled by Bhupen Khakhar on artnet. In this painting, the promise of darkness offers members of marginalized communities the freedom to emerge uninhibited. Sep 21, 2016 - Explore Hemant Basankar's board "Bhupen Khakhar" on Pinterest. Consign with Artsy. Leading Indian artist Bhupen Khakhar set a new auction record when his landmark painting ‘Two Men in Benares’ went under the hammer for £2.54 million at a Sotheby’s auction here. Find artworks by Bhupen Khakhar (Indian, 1934 - 2003) on MutualArt and find more works from galleries, museums and auction houses worldwide. Permanent collection. Born in 1934, Khakhar began his career in art fairly late in life, at the age of 38. 18 1/2 × 13 4/5 in. A lways recognised as one of Khakhar’s most important paintings, this divided and double-scaled image has become something of an icon for gay culture far beyond India. View over 146 Bhupen Khakhar artworks sold at auction to research and compare prices. Artists. Consign with Artsy. Fine Art. Drawings (1252) Fine Art - General (160) Mixed Media Art (1619) Paintings (8728) Photography (1136) Posters (593) Prints (10405) Sculptures (3167) View All Fine Art. Within its almost six-foot square expanse, a lyrical, golden, map-like landscape, with sadhus and small shrines among trees, is surprisingly juxtaposed against the two giant lovers: the Sexual is located in the Sacred. 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. It was Rousseau’s work that led Bhupen away from his earliest semi-abstract paintings, towards a more vulnerable language of representation, circumventing the historical and cultural placements of class and caste. The 6x6 ft canvas had become a milestone in the gay cultural landscape. He was a member of the Baroda Group and gained international recognition for his work. See more ideas about art, painting, indian contemporary art. Paintings from this period prominently feature larger than life images of himself and his partner, and are often intimate and confessional. He worked as a chartered accountant for many years before becoming an artist. (61 x 60.6 cm.) Bhupen Khakhar. Sheikh encouraged Khakhar to attend Faculty of Fine Arts in Baroda and introduced him to many people who Khakhar would later collaborate with. oil on canvas "It is this quality of humanity and vulnerability, an understanding of, an empathy with an alternate reality that makes Khakhar's work so distinct from that of Hockney to whom he is frequently compared. In the early 1980s, Bhupen Khakhar's highly narrative paintings increasingly became autobiographical in their subject matter. Jul 5, 2020 - Explore Ieva Krūmiņa's board "BHUPEN KHAKHAR paintings", followed by 189 people on Pinterest. Bhupen Khakhar (1934 - 2003) LANDSCAPE 1985. Bhupen Khakhar is an Indian artist who is best known for his paintings, but also experimented with installations, glass-painting, ceramics and writing. Mar 2, 2019 - My friend Bhupen who I met in 1968 and stayed at Shiv Mahal in Baroda. Jul 17, 2014 - This is a collection of Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and other Works of Art by the Indian artist Bhupen Khakhar. Bhupen Khakhar (1934-2003) was born in Bombay, studied economics and qualified as a chartered accountant. Painting. 1986 / Bhupen Khakhar' (on the reverse) Want to sell a work by this artist? Bhupen Khakhar was a seminal Indian painter known for his intimate scenes of figures amidst richly colored landscapes. Swaraj Art Archive. Subscribe to access price results for 150,000 different artists! His concern was with men alone, Khakhar's concern seems to be as much the men as the metaphysics of their condition. Khakhar, through the progression of his works, has explored the cultural and personal repercussions of same-sex intimacy, a theme that is relevant even today—the law against homosexuality was repealed only last year in India. See more ideas about indian artist, painting, contemporary modern art. Khakhar speaks for a world largely relegated to the shadows in India. 86 × 86 cm. Largely self-taught, Khakhar found Rousseau’s art accessible and unintimidating. Indian, 1934–2003 • Follow. Calling to mind both Indian miniatures and Henri Rousseau, Khakhar’s motifs included a watch repairman’s shop and scenes from Aesop’s Fables. A self-taught artist, Bhupen Khakhar was born in Bombay on the 10th of March 1934. Find auction results by Bhupen Khakhar. 'Hockney is concerned with physical beauty. Google Arts & Culture features content from over 2000 leading museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the world's treasures online. American Survey Officer by Bhupen Khakhar (1335×1600), This poorly planned show does little to flatter the nebulous talents of India’s first pop artist, An introduction to the artists Bhupen Khakhar exhibiting at Tate Modern, Learn about the top South Asian artists and research their past and upcoming works offered at auction at Christie's. See more ideas about painting, art, indian art. According to the critic Geeta Kapur, "This is Khakhar's private triumph, rescuing the friend from the oblivion of his undistinguished birth and from the kind of morality where he may be taboo." He developed a cleanly executed, brightly colored painting style. His career change was partly thanks to meeting the poet and painter Ghulam Mohammed Sheikh in 1958. Permanent collection. 24 x 23 7/8 in. Bhupen Khakhar. Through the medium of paint, Khakhar liberates these figures from judgment, social taboos, and conventions. My friend Bhupen who I met in 1968 and stayed at Shiv Mahal in Baroda. 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