Bhupen Khakar, forthright and noncomformist, is one of modern India’s most prominent international artists. This Mumbai-born, self-trained painter didn’t start off his artistic career until later in life; making a switch from his career as a chartered accountant at the age of 38. Yet, his unapologetic, stylish and vibrantly narrative paintings exploring social class, sexuality and other themes, like a few other Indian artists of the time did, quickly carved an important standing for him in the international arts scene. His most iconic works of art comprised of observations on street culture, narratives from day to day life and explorations of homosexuality. Here are ten of his most powerful works that best capture his style and voice, displayed in galleries across the world.