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
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.
Not on display
© Bhupen Khakhar
Referenced in 4 publications
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
Haema Sivanesan, Indian painting, 'Indian Painting', verso of poster., Sydney, 2001. cat.no. 6.18
The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Contemporary Painting in Urban and Village India', Sydney, 2003, 57 (colour illus.).