Indian Child Prodigy Shorya Mahanot

6 year old child prodigy

It seems child prodigies are becoming more common by the day. I recently mentioned the 3 year old artist prodigy Iris Grace Halmshaw and looked at what grown up artists could learn from the mini artists. Well here’s another artist prodigy, a 6 year old boy from India named Shorya Mahanot.Continue Reading

S.H. Raza Exhibition of Fakes

Imagine coming towards the end of your career as an artist. You have achieved a lot of success and important galleries around the world regularly put together exhibitions of your life’s work. The galleries invite you around and treat you like royalty so that you will say a few words at the openings. Sounds like a nice way to spend old age after a lot of hard work.Continue Reading

Death of the Postcard (India & South America)

A friend of a good friend has recently finished a travel documentary and a book to go with it called The Death of the Postcard. It’s an experimental travel documentary exploring India and South America, directed by Adrian Barber.

It’s probably more travel than art, but my friend says its “arty” enough to be posted on an art blog, so I’ll trust him ;-) Continue Reading

Indian Art – Ashok Bhowmik

Tamarind Art in New York City is showing work by the contemporary Indian artist Ashok Bhowmik. The exhibition opened on the 10th of July and finishes on the 15th of August.

I know very little about contemporary Indian art and have never heard of Ashok Bhowmik but I just love the “Ancestor’s Face” painting below, so I thought I better share it.Continue Reading

Anish Kapoor Art in the Bin

An art collector of the Indian born British sculptor Anish Kapoor was recently awarded £350,000 in damages after an art storage company mistook a work for rubbish and threw it away.

Ofir Scheps left the 1984 sculpture “Hole and Vessel II” with Fine Art Logistics Ltd of London. Scheps paid £20,000 for the Anish Kapoor work in 2004, but the value of the artist’s work has increased dramatically in recent years.Continue Reading

Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti’s play

More on the recent controversial Sikh play in the United Kingdom. It was cancelled due to the violent and disgusting protests by members of the Sikh community. The author of the play has also had several death threats against her and for now there are no plans for further perfomances.

I heard a member of the Sikh community saying he didn’t want people to go see the play as it would give them the wrong impression of what Sikhs really are, but the actions of 400 angry and violent protesting Sikhs and worldwide media coverage of their actions has given them a much worse impression than any play could possibly do.Continue Reading