BALRAJ KHANNA | Untitled
BALRAJ KHANNA | Untitled
BALRAJ KHANNA | Untitled
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE FRENCH COLLECTOR

BALRAJ KHANNA | Untitled

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 GBP

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE FRENCH COLLECTOR

BALRAJ KHANNA | Untitled

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 GBP

Lot Details

Description

BALRAJ KHANNA

b. 1940

Untitled


Watercolour and ink on paper

Signed and dated 'Balraj Khanna '70' on reverse

25.1 x 18.7 cm. (9 ⅞ x 7 ¼ in.)

Executed in 1970

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Cataloguing

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist circa 1970

Catalogue Note

"The two watercolours were a result of my perpetually awful handwriting. There came a point when even I couldn’t read what I had written. I decided to turn this disadvantage to my advantage. That is, I began to distort my handwriting. Doing that, I discovered that if I infused my distortions with judiciously chosen colours, I could make the whole thing sparkle. In due course, I began to arrange collections of words in circles or circular forms to extract additional appeal from them." (Correspondence with the artist, April 2019)

Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art
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