Krishen Khanna (India, b. 1925) The Black Buffalo in Green Water
Lot 284
Krishen Khanna (India, b. 1925) The Black Buffalo in Green Water
Sold for £8,400 (US$ 14,118) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Krishen Khanna (India, b. 1925)
The Black Buffalo in Green Water
oil on board, thumb-impression of the artist bottom right
23.5 x 30 cm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Private UK collection.
    Given to the current owner by the artist in 1977.

    His own account of its acquisition runs: 'Krishen Khanna was a personal friend whose brother, Sarvi, was my colleague and Marketing Director of the Vazir Sultan Tobacco Company in Hyderabad, Deccan. When I retired from India Krishen did this painting for me in exchange for a wooden carved door from Northern Nigeria, where I worked before going to India. Krishen brought the painting to Hyderabad to my farewell party and in an alcoholic dash to the airport to return to Delhi, I suggested jokingly that as he had not signed the painting, he quickly put his thumb impression in red (the only paint readily at hand in the house) in the right-hand corner - which he did. Krishen gave his brother the original painting of the buffalo on a large canvas, which he had always admired - done in 1975.'
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