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Basquiat’s art in the eye of a storm after latest Tiffany ad

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends...

September 9, 2021September 9, 2021in News

While art events in many contemporary galleries are addressing problems of gender and caste, most of what I see appears to be emulating the West: Pronoy Chakraborty

The Pothi team speaks to Pronoy Chakraborty, a young curator who the place you show art in helps recontextualise the entire idea  It is said that the old must give way to the new. It isn’t to say that what the past brought before you is not important. In fact, we sit on the shoulders...


The many mutinies of the tribal art and journeys thereafter

If one analyses the trajectories and stories of artists, some aspects begin to stand out; insights that otherwise elude us if we are not alert to nuances. There are common elements to the professional journeys of the forebearer of Gond Art form, Jangadh Sinh Shyam from Patangadh, Mandla, Kalipad Kumbhar from Bankura, West Bengal, who brought to fame the ‘bonga hathi,’ Odisha’s scroll painter or “pat chitrakar” Prahlad Mohrana who innovated “tapoi,” Sona Bai, or Neelmani.


Postcard from New York: A look into the vibrant art scene of the Big Apple

Here’s a bird’s-eye-view of the hottest art happenings. By Kaivana, our person in New York As Washington DC continues to firefight Covid 19 at various levels of politics, media and health services, New York, is slowly opening up to its vivid art events from Museum of Modern Arts to public spaces. This is significant proof...


A very happy birthday to F. N Souza!

  Artists Francis Newton Souza was born on this day in 1942. One of India’s foremost art world maestros, this Goan man was well known for his wild ways and wilder paintings. He attended St. Xavier’s College in Bombay, being expelled for drawing graffiti in a toilet which he claimed he was correcting, but the...