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Title

In the river Jamuna

1992

Artist

Bhupen Khakhar

India

1934 - 08 Aug 2003

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Baroda Gujarat India
    Cultural origin
    Baroda school
    Period
    Contemporary circa 1945 - onwards → India
    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
    Copyright
    © Bhupen Khakhar

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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    Referenced in 1 publication

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