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Lightness of Being, Indifferent Loves

Bhupen Khakhar's recent watercolours 

Geeta Kapur

Bhupen Khakhar has been upturning aesthetic conventions of Indian modernism for close on thirty years. The watercolours of 1995-96 bring his iconoclasm into a new phase. Their first showing at New Delhi's National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in the group exhibition ‘The Other Self’ may have occurred as something like a happy default,1 but it nevertheless made an indelible impression on the spectators’ memory - on those that like Khakhar's work and those that do not. As there are many more who positively dislike his…

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