After sweeping surveyistic shows featuring work by the Indian modernists, the 20 year old Delhi Art Gallery is stepping in the hustle bustle district: Mumbai. Founded in 1993 by Rama Anand, the Delhi Art Gallery will open in Mumbai, with a show by members of the legendary Progressive Artists Group (PAG).
The first power packed show called ‘Mumbai Modern: Progressive Artist Group 1947-2013’ comprised artworks by 13 of India’s best-known and most expensive artists — MF Husain, SH Raza, FN Souza, HA Gade, SK Bakre, KH Ara, VS Gaitonde, Akbar Padamsee, Tyeb Mehta, Krishen Khanna, Ram Kumar, Mohan Samant and Bal Chhabda.
‘Mumbai Modern’ is a high-value show offering art worth Rs100 crore. Of these, the most expensive are a very large nude by Souza and ‘Blue Torso’ by Tyeb Mehta — Rs 2.5 crore each. Like all DAG shows, this one too is a very large one featuring as many as 230 works, spread over four floors of a renovated heritage building in the Kalaghoda area, where the gallery is located.
Since DAG is now no longer a Delhi-centric gallery and is beginning to be known at the larger cities for their rather grand art exhibitions that move from one metro to the other, Mumbai’s art lovers can look forward to some of India’s best art shows in the years to come.
[Via – Blouinartinfo]