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Title

In the river Jamuna

1992


Artist

Bhupen Khakhar

India

1934 - 08 Aug 2003


About

Bhupen Khakhar was one of India's leading modern painters and lived an openly gay life in Baroda, an industrial town half-way between Mumbai (Bombay) and New Delhi. His oil paintings, watercolours and prints, influenced by Indian miniature painting and popular Indian calendar art, take no regard of perspectival accuracy and often present figures in looming, dark and anchorless spaces.

His depictions of everyday, middle-class life are humorous and irreverent. In this print we can see that the artist has drawn on the sexual ambiguity found in traditional Indian art and has placed embracing men in the context of Indian temple life and mythology.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2016

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2016


Details


Place where the work was made

Baroda Gujarat India


Cultural origin

Baroda school


Date

1992


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching; printed in black ink on paper


Dimensions

49 x 49.5 cm image; 69.2 x 61.7 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed, l.r.corner [untranslated. Gujarati script]. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1994


Location

Not on display


Accession number

355.1994


Artist information

Bhupen Khakhar

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Victoria Lynn, India Songs: multiple streams in contemporary Indian art, Sydney, 1993, 53. cat.no. 8