The biography draws from Dalmia’s long acquaintance with Raza, and her interviews with his colleagues from the Progressive Artists’ Group, such as MF Husain and Krishen Khanna.
Set to be held online on 30-31 March, the auction will have on offer a carefully curated set artworks making an appearance in the auction market for the very first time since they were acquired directly by their present owners from either the artists themselves, or from galleries.
PNB fraud case: Govt to auction rare art belonging to Nirav Modi; MF Husain's work among assets to come under hammer
Indian tax authorities raised about $8 million in an auction conducted last year by Saffronart of rare oil paintings that were seized from Modi.
New exhibition of Ebrahim Alkazi's paintings, archival material explores thespian-poet's multifaceted persona
On the occasion of his 94th birthday, Art Heritage, the art gallery Ebrahim Alkazi co-founded with his wife, is hosting an exhibition featuring work from the three solo shows he had of his paintings between 1948 to 1971. If Ebrahim Alkazi wore many hats, this is partly because he was splendidly qualified to do so, says Ranjit Hoskote, the curator of the exhibition
Spread across New Delhi, London and Dubai, Jane and Kito de Boer’s collection of modern Indian painting includes at least 1,000 works, making it among the largest of its kind in private hands. A recently released book offers a glimpse into the collector couple’s methodology, passion, and commitment, while simultaneously proposing an art historical understanding of the relevance of their significant collection and contribution.
Jyoti Bhatt has photographed modern masters from the art fraternity like MF Husain, Nasreen Mohamedi, Himmat Shah, Krishen Khanna, Somnath Hore, NS Bendre amongst many others.
From Raza's canvases to Husain's masterpieces, children must be taught early to appreciate art, say experts
Western countries encourage art appreciation for young children as their artistic communities recognise them as an audience early on. In India, this is still at its nascent stages but the recent past shows that it’s a trend that is surely picking up.
Husain: Portrait of an Artist book review — Ila Pal's biography offers new insights but fails to demystify painter
Ila Pal had both the access and the advantage of a ringside view to MF Husain's life for close to 50 years
On display are Sooni Taraporevala's picture of MF Husain, as well as a picture of Irrfan Khan taken on the set of Salaam Bombay!
Akar Prakar’s Synchrome — Masters brings together some of the most well known Indian artists, and some lesser known ones
Akar Prakar’s Synchrome — Masters brings together some of the most well known Indian artists alongside some who should be
The son of a bus driver, KH Ara cleaned cars for a living, and painted because art was his life. A new exhibition hopes to illuminate his nearly overlooked artistic legacy.
An ongoing exhibition at Kolkata's Akar Prakar highlights the early animation work of the artist Ganesh Pyne — and prompts a fresh inquiry into how it influenced his later, better known art
A new book — Amul India 3.0 published by HarperCollins India — chronicles the metamorphosis of what began as a simple ad campaign for a ubiquitous product like butter, into something that offered valuable social commentary
In a conversation with Firstpost, Krishen Khanna (one of the leading, and last surviving modernists) held forth on his deep friendship with the late MF Husain, his love for poetry, and how — sadly — his paintings depicting Partition have not had a cathartic effect.
Noted artist Yusuf Arakkal passed away on Tuesday, 4 October. He was 70.
Contemporary Indian artist Akbar Padamsee set a new high at Saffronart's auction with his work Greek Landscape going under the hammer for Rs 19.19 crore, breaking his earlier record.
SH Raza, the legendary modern Indian artist, never tired of the 'bindu'. He explained why
Rajesh Mehra painted and showcased alongside the most well known artists of the country. Why did he then stop painting almost around 40 years ago and has remained largely unknown?