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  The Work of Art: Iteration in Multiples, Fragments and Reflection - Part II
   
  Vivan Sundaram                                    Rini Dhumal
             
Arpita Singh                                           P. Dhumal

Bhupen Khakhar                                    Yuriko Lochan

Lalu Prasad Shaw                                 Anupam Sud     
              
Jyoti Bhatt                                              T. V. Santhosh 
               
Nagji Patel                                             Riyas Komu

Anjana Mehra                                        G. R. Iranna  
                    
Surendran Nair                                      Heeral Trivedi
             
Rekha Rodwittiya                                  Arunanshu Chowdhury

Jogen Chowdhury                                 Champa    
             
K. Laxma Goud                                     Rajeev Lochan   
      
Sanchayan Ghosh                                Sudarshan Shetty

Gulammohammed Sheikh      
                       
                   
 
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The Guild,  Alibaug
 

  June 12 - July 31,  2017

10.00 am to 6.30 pm

 

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The Work of Art: Iteration in Multiples, Fragments and Reflection - Part II

The Guild is delighted to present the second iteration of The Work of Art: Iteration in Multiples, Fragments and Reflection, presenting a rare collection of prints and Multiples  by artists Vivan Sundaram, Arpita Singh, Bhupen Khakhar, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Jyoti Bhatt, Nagji Patel, Anjana Mehra, Surendran Nair, Rekha Rodwittiya, Jogen Chowdhury, K. Laxma Goud, Sanchayan Ghosh, Gulammohammed Sheikh, P. Dhumal, Rini Dhumal, Yuriko Lochan, Anupam Sud, T. V. Santhosh, Riyas Komu, G. R. Iranna, Heeral Trivedi, Arunanshu Chowdhury, Champa, Rajeev Lochan, Sudarshan Shetty.  

We would like to quote Prof. K. G. Subramanyan’s writing on the cover of the Portfolio – “Graphic Workshop” 1973, 

“Though the necessity for art is accepted today by everyone, most works of art come within the means of only the affluent. And the non affluent, however more keenly responsive they may be to works of art, have to depend on public collections. For all their advantages public collections have one major shortcoming; they do not provide for an intimate speaking relationship between the art-work and the art-lover.

So, to reach works of art to people of modest means is a cause worth giving thought to. The modern print making movement is a step in this direction. A modern print-maker tries to preserve in his print such breathing individualities comparable to those of an original painting, while the possibility of having an edition of the print keeps its price low. Besides, a modern print has a certain intimacy that a more formal painting often lacks.

In a country like ours where a large number of people that respond to works of art are of modest means, this movement should have gathered speed and momentum, but it has not so far. It is partly due to the superstitious resistance to ‘the print’ on the part of our galleries and buyers who often confuse it with a commercial reproduction. The present portfolio of prints which is the result of a Graphic Workshop, organized by the Amrita Sher-Gil exhibition Committee and hosted by the Graphic Arts Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the M. S. University of Baroda in the autumn of 1973, means to dispel the confusion and show the print as an exclusive individual work, In which the artist’s autographic touch will be abundantly evident. It also attempts to bring the print to the art-loving public at a very reasonable price, hoping thereby to rouse in them a larger interest in our contemporary art”. – K. G. Subramanyan


A set of etchings by following artists were executed at a University near Barcelona in 2005, during a residency in Spain supported by The Guild. Artist Rini Dhumal had the connection and friends at the University, who provided the artists the facility to execute the etchings.  

P. Dhumal, Rini Dhumal, Yuriko Lochan, Anupam Sud, T. V. Santhosh, Riyas Komu, G. R. Iranna, Heeral Trivedi, Arunanshu Chowdury, Champa, Rajeev Lochan and Sudarshan Shetty.  

Of the other multiples those by Vivan Sundaram and Gulammohammed Sheikh belong to rare portfolios - hand printed Limited edition Serigraphs, 1975, done specially on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee of the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda. 

Jyoti Bhatt and Nagji Patel
 silkscreens belong to another rare portfolio - “Graphic Workshop”, 1973, organised by the Amrita Sher-Gil Exhibition Committee and hosted by Graphic Arts Department, M. S. U. Baroda.  

A few multiples are from the Portfolio “Silk Screen” organised by Kala Bhavana Teachers, 2004, with active support of Jogen Chowdhury. Two of the Silk Screens by Sanchayan Ghosh and Jogen Chowdhury are being exhibited here. 

Some of the Ink-jets by Bhupen Khakhar, Surendran Nair and Rekha Rodwittiya are from the erstwhile print studio workshop of Amit Gandhi, Baroda.

A rare Exhibition Poster of Bhupen Khakhar
 of his exhibition in 1997, at Herwitz Gallery, Amdavad ni gufa is also on view.   

Look forward to welcoming you at The Guild, Alibaug during these lovely rainy days!


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