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Title

Bathing Ghat

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.

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

colour lithograph


Dimensions

37.5 x 53.5 cm image; 56.6 x 76.6 cm sheet


Signature & date

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


Credit

Purchased 1994


Location

Not on display


Accession number

356.1994


Artist information

Bhupen Khakhar

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Asian Collection: South Asia', pg. 288-297, Sydney, 1999, 296 (colour illus.).

Victoria Lynn, India Songs: multiple streams in contemporary Indian art, Sydney, 1993, 53. cat.no. 10

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Contemporary Painting in Urban and Village India', Sydney, 2003, 57 (colour illus.).

Haema Sivanesan, Indian painting, 'Indian Painting', verso of poster., Sydney, 2001. cat.no. 6.18