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Signed and dated 'Bikash 84' (lower left)
Further signed and inscribed 'Santu the Penciler (Satta) / Artist - Bikash Bhattacharjee / Address - 2D Nabo Kumar Raha Lane Calcutta - 700004 / No. 66' (on the reverse)
Inscribed 'M/s. Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd., Mumbai [Bombay] S. No. 66' (on the reverse)
Bearing Vadehra Art Gallery, Christie's, and Bonhams label (on the stretcher)

Bennett, Coleman & Company Ltd.
Private collection, Mumbai
Christie's / Lot 98 / Twentieth Century Indian Art / 2 June 1998 / London
Private collection, London
Bonhams / Lot 50 / Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art / 27 May 2016 / London

Marta Jakimowicz-Karle, Bikash Bhattacharjee, Kala Yatra, Bangalore, 1991, p. 16-17

Bikash Bhattacharjee

(1940 - 2006)
Born in 1940, Bikash Bhattacharjee received his Diploma in Fine Art from the Indian College of Arts and Draftsmanship, Kolkata, in 1963. Solo exhibitions of his work include a posthumous retrospective at Emami Chisel, Kolkata, and Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2009; and those held at the Center for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata in 2000; Galerie 88, Kolkata in 1998, 1993, 1990 and 1989; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai in 1994, 1989 and 1987; and the Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai in 1992, 1987 and 1986. He has participated in many group exhibitions both in India and abroad, including exhibitions at the Grey Art Gallery, New York in 1985; and the Royal Academy, London in 1982. He has also participated in the IV Triennale in Paris in 1969 and the international Triennales in New Delhi in 1982, 1975, 1971 and 1968. His works are in the collections of the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, and the Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal. Bhattacharjee was conferred the National Award of the Lalit Kala Akademi in 1971 and 1972 and received the Padma Shri from the Government of India in 1988. The artist passed away in 2006.