Tate Modern is due to hold a major exhibition of works by the Indian painter Bhupen Khakhar (1934-2003), who was heralded as the country’s first Pop artist. The show is scheduled for 2016 and is being organised by Jessica Morgan, the Tate’s Daskalopoulos Curator of International Art. The museum is being tight-lipped about the exhibition, which has not yet been publicly announced, but it is likely that it will include the painting You Can’t Please All, 1981, which the Tate bought in 1996. Painted at Khakhar’s house in Baroda, the image includes the nude figure of the artist overlooking a father, son and donkey enacting an ancient fable. It marks the moment Khakhar began to address homosexuality in his work.
Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'India’s first Pop artist at Tate Modern'