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Art for Art’s Sake

Nirula’s,the first fast food restaurant that Delhi-ites began snacking in,in the 1980s,also has an arty alter ego — the Nirula Family Art Trust that has been associated with art since 2009.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: September 23, 2011 3:21:47 am

Nirula’s,the first fast food restaurant that Delhi-ites began snacking in,in the 1980s,also has an arty alter ego — the Nirula Family Art Trust that has been associated with art since 2009. The mainstay of the Trust is to raise funds for tribal arts and crafts through the sale of contemporary art. This year’s exhibition is titled Moving Beyond,Exploring Visual Manifestations of The Human Form and Beauty,and it top-lines some of India’s most successful artists like Arpana Caur,Thota Vaikuntam,Bikas Bhattacharya and Jamini Roy as well as National Geographic photography winner Lynsey Addario.

“The show stems from the idea of beauty and form and how it has been represented by different artists over the decades,” says Divvya Nirula,the curator of the exhibition. “The money goes back into supporting painters from Gond,MP,and Madhubani,Bihar,as well as Kantha embroiderers from West Bengal. We are planning an exhibition in 2013 to showcase the Ramayana told in the Pattachitra art form from Orissa,painted on silk,” says Nirula. Many works are pre-sold. The most affordable is priced at Rs 50,000 while larger works go up to Rs 10 lakh.

The exhibition will be held at Taj Mansingh on September 24 and 25

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