Between the Popular and the Personal: Bhupen Khakhar
Now that we have looked at the emergence of Baroda as an important centre for art, let’s turn our attention to Bhupen Khakhar (1934–2003), one of the major figures to have shaped Indian art in the 1970s. Khakhar, who was a part of the narrative figuration movement, is also recognised as India’s first ‘Pop Artist’. Watch the video below to learn about his indelible contributions and unique artistic language.
Through a study of the artist Bhupen Khakhar, we trace the emergence of the Pop Art movement in the country, in this Topic. If you’re excited to learn more, check out the following materials on the movement and the artists mentioned in the Topic.