Publicly Courting Art

Self-honouring 3D portraits, a startling mother-child sculpture, the refreshing Common Man statue, funky cows and flying buses. Mumbai city has the good, bad and indifferent when it comes to public art, each with an intent behind their existence


Under The Hammer!

She switched from investment banking to theatre to art, Sotheby’s Priyanka Mathew has experienced a variety of lifestyles and has dabbled in different streams of work. The first Indian lady auctioneer in the history of the company talks about how she enjoys wielding the gavel

Tokyo Tripping

Contemporary art scenes and a barrage of Asian artists showcased in galleries in Ginza, Koto-ku, and a few in Roppongi have given Tokyo a mix of quirky and classy art culture

Art Walk: Mumbai

A day of art sightings punctuated with local tasting could make for a beautiful day of indulgences – for the mind and the soul  Art in the city of Mumbai is not really about anything specific in particular. Galleries choose from abstract to contemporary Indian to international illustrations, and then right back to canvases from…

Art In Clutter

This American artist found himself to be at the nape of criticism when he exhibited his first serious collection of miniature paintings in Rajasthan. These were pivoted on him challenging his politically correct perception of India and its denizens. Now, years later, after opening his oeuvre in a number of Indian cities for a variation…

Pablo Bartholomew: In Transition

These photos were taken in Kolkata’s film studios during the time Pablo Bartholomew was employed for still photography on the sets of Satyajit Ray’s Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players). This was in the year 1976, when lone walks around the city, away from his hectic workspace, lent a therapeutic feeling. It took the artist…

Celebrating Kishen Khanna

There has always been something about self-taught artist Kishen Khanna’s works. While his focus has always been the common man in pre-independent India’s social and political themes, his strokes, in my opinion have some twinkle of ethereal glory in them. Having grown up in war-ridden India, this ex-banker’s perception reeks of logic and analyses. Yet,…