New Delhi: Kumar Gallery presents a group show titled Celebration, that includes around 45 paintings by modern masters like F.N Souza, MF Husain, S.H Raza, Ram Kumar, Satish Gujral, Krishen Khanna, K.H Ara, K.S Kulkarni, G R Santosh, B. Prabha, Sohan Qadri, A. Ramachandran, Jamini Roy, Ramkinkar Baij, Prodosh Das Gupta, N.S Bendre, K.G. Subramanyan, J. Swaminathan, Rameshwar Broota, J. Sultan Ali and Paresh Maity. A collateral event of India Art Fair 2016, the show will be on at 56, Sunder Nagar, New Delhi, from January 25 till February 5, 2016, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m (Sundays closed).
Accompanying the exhibition is a comprehensive book of 200 pages that not only includes artworks from the show and astute essays by art critic Keshav Malik, but also archives some of the early shows of Modern Masters at Kumar Gallery in the 1950’s and 60’s and most candid images of bonhomie amongst Indian artists, critics, and their mentors, the Kumars. Captured at various events over the last six decades, these images in the book serve both as visual documentation of historical importance as well as reflect on the evolution and growth of modern Indian art.