I lent this photo of my painting, Surujkund Mela, to a friend. Although I call him an art snob he has some very interesting things to say about art and art fair.
I was amused to hear the term Art Fair. I just couldn’t digest the idea. When you think of a fair you imagine a scene with lots of people, hustle -bustle, noise and selling.
Two of my favorite fairs are SurajKund Craft Fair organised in a sandy, semi forested area in the outskirts of New Delhi and the other a Cattle Fair, held at Pushkar in the desert state of Rajasthan. As for me the concept of Art Fair compares Art to Madhubani paintings selling laid on the ground at Surajkund fair. It is not that I don’t like those. I love most of the crafts at this fair except the Tanjore paintings or wood inlay work. I find those too garish.
A visit to this fair is not only about appreciation for those crafts. Many people go there with their kids who only spend their time going on a…
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