The current owner was travelling in India with Huub Kuijpers - a PhD scholar, businessman and collector who developed close friendships with many of the artists practising in India in the 1970s. Chandralekha, a famous Indian dancer and choreographer, introduced Mr. Kuijpers and the owner to Bhupen Khakhar and Vivan Sundaram at The Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in 1974 where this print was acquired.
The paper has yellowed due to age and small stains and spots of foxing are apparent. There are minor undulations and creases throughout, particularly around the edges. There are slight irregularities to the print surface which could be inherent to the production process. The work is in good overall condition, as viewed.
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