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. 2012 'Aqua', Gallery Beyond, Mumbai. This time in the UK was transformative for Khakhar. This period also coincided with the death of his mother in 1980, which allowed him a new freedom. (Bhupen Khakhar interview with Richard Coles and Sir Howard Hodgkin, Night Waves, BBC Radio 3, 15th October 2002) This was the last time Bhupen Khakhar visited and painted in England before his death in 2004. Past Auction. Oil on canvas Signed and dated centre right. 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Skip to end of content Crows flew from his arse, 1998 Interior of a Hindu temple III, 1975 Untitled, 1998 Untitled , 1980. Largely self-taught, Khakhar was encouraged by his friend Gulamohammed Sheikh to join the Faculty of Fine Arts at Baroda. He was a long standing personal friend of Howard Hodgkin who regularly came to stay with him after meeting in 1975.Though he was influenced by the British Pop movement, Khakhar understood that western versions of Pop Art would not have the same resonance in India. The guide to the Hindu temple expected my question about the erotic sculptures on the wall; his answer was immediate and simple: “Sex is part of life. His career change was partly thanks to meeting the poet and painter Ghulam Mohammed Sheikh in 1958. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Khakhar had been uninspired by his time at the famous J. J. The painting presents a tiger attacking a stag before an expanse of rolling hills, a clump of thick and luscious vegetation, and a rose-tinted mystical cityscape. Ranging from watercolour to oil, collage to ceramic, and even including a pair of hand-painted armchairs, these artworks showcase the diversity of Bhupen’s artistic practice. This latter canvas, the colourful vignettes of which took almost eight months to complete, has tragically been lost. He became well versed in Hindi mythology and literature, and well informed about the visual arts. Followers 161. Khakhar worked as an accountant for many years partnering with Bharat Parikh & Associates in Baroda Gujarat India., pursuing his artistic inclinations in his free time. The Groundbreaking Life and Works of Bhupen Khakhar. Bhupen Khakhar was born in Mumbai in 1934. He travelled to the USSR, Yugoslavia, Italy and the United Kingdom. Retrouvez Bhupen Khakhar: You Can't Please All et des millions de livres en stock sur Amazon.fr. [5], Khakhar's often openly homosexual themes attracted special notice. View all works . 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. His works can be found in the collections of the British Museum, The Tate Gallery, London, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, among others. [8] In You Can't Please All[9] (1981; London, Knoedler's) a life-size naked figure, a self-portrait, watches from a balcony, as father, son and donkey enact an ancient fable, winding through the townscape in continuous narration. 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. He was the youngest of four children, and his father, Parmanand, was an engineer and was an external examiner at VJTI matunga, Mumbai. 1990–1999; 27.2 x 29.7 cm. Bhupen Khakhar is best known for his autobiographical paintings that reflect his innermost desires. Descubre (y guarda) tus propios Pines en Pinterest. Born in Bombay in 1934, he worked as an accountant by day and painted in his spare time. Retrouvez les œuvres d’art en vente et toutes les informations sur Bhupen Khakhar (indien, 1934-2003). A key figure in 20th century painting, Bhupen Khakhar’s pictures depict the world with unflinching honesty and deep humanity. Iconic works by Bhupen Khakhar, Ram Kumar and Tyeb Mehta to go under the hammer Swiss collectors Guy and Helen Barbier's collection of 20th century Indian art is … Achetez neuf ou d'occasion He moved to Baroda in 1962, where he chose a new career path as a writer and an artist, liberating himself from family pressures. Bhupen was the first of his family to attend the University of Bombay, where he took a B.A., with Economics and Political Sciences as his special subjects. Though the artist had been largely self-taught, his work soon garnered attention and critical praise. Khakhar lived with Hodgkin again, this time for six months, teaching at Bath once a week. His paintings often contained references to Indian mythology and mythological themes. 24-oct-2014 - This is a collection of Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and other Works of Art by the Indian artist Bhupen Khakhar. Among other honours, he won the Asian Council's Starr Foundation Fellowship, 1986, and the prestigious Padma Shri (Indian Government's award for excellence) in 1984. ithin his career and thereafter, Bhupen Khakhar has received the most international and highly regarded institutional attention of any Indian artist. Follow. Bhupen Khakhar is an Indian artist who is best known for his paintings, but also experimented with installations, glass-painting, ceramics and writing. Bhupen Khakhar. Oil causes art attack, Gaitonde sets record at Rs 27 cr 19 Sep, 2019, 02.37 PM IST Parmanand drank heavily and died when Bhupen was only four years old. This was to become the hallmark of the next phase in his artistic production, an autobiographical chapter that made him the first Indian artist to freely disclose his sexual orientation through his work. Homosexuality was something that at the time was rarely addressed in India. Jul 17, 2014 - This is a collection of Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and other Works of Art by the Indian artist Bhupen Khakhar. 15 November 2019 | Sale price: 50,575,000 INR, 15 November 2019 | Sale price: 5,000,000 INR, Preparatory Study for The Celebration of Guru Jayanti, 15 November 2019 | Sale price: 8,750,000 INR, 15 November 2019 | Sale price: 1,000,000 INR, 15 November 2019 | Sale price: 2,750,000 INR, 15 November 2019 | Sale price: 937,500 INR, 15 November 2019 | Sale price: 5,250,000 INR, 15 November 2019 | Sale price: 2,125,000 INR, S. Mehra, ‘An Accountant Of Alternate Reality,’ Outlook India, 13 December 1995. Now, a selection of works from the Estate of Bhupen Khakhar are being offered in Sotheby’s Boundless: India sale on 15 November in Mumbai. 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[2], Khakhar's oil paintings were often narrative and autobiographical. Sotheby’s has been privileged in selling several seminal works by Khakhar in the past decade. Bhupen Khakhar MORNING Signed and dated in Gujarati centre right, titled 'Morning' upper centre and further titled and inscribed 'Morning (Not for Sale)' lower right Watercolour on paper 88.9 x 82.5 cm. Painted in 2000 Largely self-taught, Khakhar later became a key figure at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda. Two Men in a Toilet, 1979. 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. (10.7 x 11.7 in.) The painter took special care to reproduce the environments of small Indian shops in these paintings, and revealed a talent for seeing the intriguing within the mundane. School of Art in Bombay. She said: ‘That’s very interesting; the painter who did them is standing right here.’ That was how I met Bhupen.”. Receive the best from Sotheby’s delivered to your inbox. Bhupen Khakhar. In 1958, Khakhar met the young Gujarati poet and painter Ghulam Mohammed Sheikh, who encouraged Khakhar's latent interest in art and encouraged him to come to the newly founded Faculty of Fine Arts in Baroda. Bhupen Khakhar is best known for his paintings, but also experimented with installations, glass-painting, ceramics and writing. [4] His work has been compared to that of David Hockney. Watercolour on paper Signed and dated lower right, verso signed and dated and inscribed 'To Tony and Teresa, with affection and love. The artist explored his own homosexuality in extremely personal ways, touching upon both its cultural implications and its amorous and erotic manifestations. (35 x 32 ½ in.) Now, Sotheby’s is honoured to present a selection of works by Bhupen Khakhar from the Estate of the artist. At home they spoke Gujarati, Marathi and Hindi, but not much English. Other works in the sale include a vibrant collage from 1965, Interior of a Hindu House No. At his family's insistence he went on to take a Bachelor of Commerce from Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. As with all Bhupen Khakhar’s works, these lots from the Estate of the artist are the product of an assured artist doing exactly what he liked – depicting the mundane with the imaginary, the sacred with the profane, to weave an idiom, unambiguously his own. Noté /5. As several works from the Estate of Bhupen Khakhar come to auction in Sotheby’s Boundless: India sale, we take a closer look at the life of this much-celebrated Indian artist. Saffronart's winter online auction will also feature works by Jagdish Swaminathan, Ram Kumar, Bhupen Khakhar and F N Souza. As with all Bhupen Khakhar’s works, these lots from the Estate of the artist are the product of an assured artist doing exactly what he liked – depicting the mundane with the imaginary, the sacred with the profane, to weave an idiom, unambiguously his own. The work had been in the collection of Swiss collectors, Guy and Helen Barbier, for over three decades, and sold for over $3 million. [3], The artist's work celebrated the day to day struggles of India's common man. Bhupen Khakhar Untitled (Portrait of Pandoo) | Mumbai | oil on canvas | 106 x 83.8 cm. Khakhar was a self-trained artist, and started his career as a painter relatively late in his life. Pour en savoir plus sur Bhupen Khakhar, parcourez ses œuvres dans les galeries, ses lots mis aux enchères, son actualité et bien plus encore. Stay informed with Sotheby’s top stories, videos & news. In June of this year, Sotheby’s broke this auction record with one of Khakhar’s iconic ‘coming out’ paintings, the monumental Two Men in Benares (1982). You can unsubscribe from Sotheby’s emails at any time by clicking the “Manage your Subscriptions” link in any of your emails. [7] He found himself portrayed as "the accountant" in Salman Rushdie's novel The Moor's Last Sigh. Khakhar painted homosexual love, life, and encounters from a distinctively Indian perspective.[6]. In England in the 1970s, he bore witness to the increasing acceptance of homosexuality, which had been legalised the decade before. In the 1990s Khakhar began experimenting more with watercolours and grew increasingly confident in both expression and technique. 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. Frances works in Sotheby's Indian and South Asian Art department in London. 15 November 2019 | 7:00 PM IST | Mumbai. By the 1980s Khakhar was enjoying solo shows in places as far away as London, Berlin, Amsterdam and Tokyo. His first exhibited works presented deities cut from popular prints, glued onto mirrors, supplemented by graffiti and gestural marks. Born in 1934 into a middle-class Gujarati family, Khakhar first trained as a chartered accountant in Bombay. The lots are led by one of the artist’s rare and early landscapes, the ethereal Tiger and Stag (1970), which was last seen at Tate Modern’s landmark retrospective on Khakhar in 2016, You Can’t Please All. Boundless: India . W His mother Mahalaxmi was a housewife, and she soon invested all of her hopes in her youngest child. The work reflects the vibrant colours and bold imagery that Khakhar observed in the bustling bazaars of Baroda, whilst also manifesting the radical vision of the Western ‘Pop’ movement to which he had been introduced by British artist, Jim Donovan. In 1976, through a cultural exchange programme, Khakhar made his first trip abroad. Overview. I told her I thought it was all rubbish – except for three pictures. The exquisite brush and ink study being offered in the sale is therefore of immense consequence to Khakhar’s surviving body of work. Portrait of Pandoo, 1977. The work sold for in excess of $1.4 million, in the estate sale of Khakhar’s life-long friend, Hodgkin, who had been gifted the work by the artist in the 1970s. Born in 1934, Khakhar began his career in art fairly late in life, at the age of 38. In an interview for Khakhar’s Tate retrospective in 2016, Hodgkin reminisced, ‘…during my visit [in India] I went to see the art critic and curator Geeta Kapur, who I knew slightly. In 2017, Sotheby’s set a world auction record for the artist with the sale of his 1972 ‘Trade’ painting, De-Luxe Tailors. 104.8 x 83.8 cm 41 1/4 x 33 in. The Khakhars were originally artisans who came from the Portuguese colony of Diu. Khakhar's early paintings depicted average people, such as the barber, the watch repairman, and even an assistant accountant with whom he worked. From Swaraj Art Archive, Bhupen Khakhar, Untitled, Oil on Canvas, 86 × 86 cm Khakhar returned the favour by later making a portrait of the author that he called The Moor, and which is now housed within the National Portrait Gallery, London. Bhupen Khakhar; Phoren soap (bk w/15 works), ca. Oct 24, 2014 - This is a collection of Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and other Works of Art by the Indian artist Bhupen Khakhar. Collages were among the first works of art that Khakhar produced, and despite their early significance, they remain his rarest art form. Bhupen Khakhar Overview; Works; Biography; Exhibitions; News; Events; Bhupen Khakhar. He declared his homosexuality, something which he had only hinted at before. [citation needed] He began to mount solo exhibitions as early as 1965. Sheikh encouraged Khakhar to attend Faculty of Fine Arts in Baroda and introduced him to many people who Khakhar would later collaborate with. 2013 'Bhupen Khakhar - Works from the Anthony Stokes Collection', Grosvenor Gallery, London. A self-taught artist, Bhupen Khakhar was born in Bombay on the 10th of March 1934. Jul 17, 2014 - This is a collection of Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and other Works of Art by the Indian artist Bhupen Khakhar. In the year 2000, Khakhar was honoured with the Prince Claus Award[1] at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. He was a member of the Baroda Group and gained international recognition for his work. Artiste : Bhupen Khakhar (indien, 1934 - 2003) Titre : Phoren soap (bk w/15 works), vers 1990 - 1999 Support : etchings Taille : 27,2 x 29,7 cm. Calling to mind both Indian miniatures and Henri Rousseau, Khakhar’s motifs included a watch repairman’s shop and scenes from Aesop’s Fables. By subscribing you are agreeing to Sotheby’s Privacy Policy. By contrast, Baroda’s Faculty of Fine Arts was a breath of fresh air for the artist – it was new, it was contemporary, and it was in this atmosphere of free thought that Khakhar thrived. In 1979, he returned to the UK, this time as an artist-in-residence at the Bath Academy of Art in Corsham. See more ideas about indian artist, painting, contemporary modern art. (10.7 x 11.7 in.) Bhupen Khakhar. His works were figurative in nature, concerned with the human body and its identity. As a result Khakhar became … 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 … But he is most of all known as a maverick, a man who defied and challenged societal norms, both through his works and life. Bhupen Khakhar was a seminal Indian painter known for his intimate scenes of figures amidst richly colored landscapes. Together, these aspects facilitated what has been termed as his 'coming out of the closet'. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Bombay in 1954, Bachelor of Commerce in 1956 and Bachelor of Commerce in Accounts and Auditing in 1958. An openly gay artist,[1] the problem of gender definitions and gender identity were major themes of his work. Jul 5, 2020 - Explore Ieva Krūmiņa's board "BHUPEN KHAKHAR paintings", followed by 189 people on Pinterest. Born in Mumbai into a middle-class Gujarati family, Bhupen Khakhar trained as an accountant but moved to Baroda in 1962, where he chose a new career path as a writer and an artist. Moreover, being exposed to and interacting with artists such as Hodgkin and David Hockney, gave him the much-needed freedom for which he had yearned. For his friends and colleagues who have outlived him, he is a warm memory that continues to inspire — to be found in their art, their writings, and their wistful conversations. Learn about the top South Asian artists and research their past and upcoming works offered at auction at Christie's . He was a member of the Baroda Group and gained international recognition for his work. close. Thirteen years have passed since artist Bhupen Khakhar’s death, but his admirers are countless and vocal. Khakhar’s started his career as a chartered accountant but his career change was partly due to meeting the poet and painter Gulam Mohammed Sheikh in 1958, who … Works for sale (1) Auction results. Notable Works. Indian & South Asian Modern & Contemporary Art. He worked as a chartered accountant for many years before becoming an artist. 1. Other works from the same series are published in Bhupen Khakhar: A Retrospective, exhibition catalogue, The National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, 2003, p. 70. In the UK, Khakhar stayed with his mentor and close friend, the British artist, Sir Howard Hodgkin, who he had met at the 2nd Triennale of India in 1972. He was the first artist of Indian origin to be selected for Documenta IX in Kassel back in 1992, and has been exhibited at illustrious venues across the world, including the Tate Modern, London, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, and The Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid. 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