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Farewell to a vision of monumental whimsy: Claes Oldenburg passes away at 93 

Obituary A giant overturned ice cream cone suspended over the steely corner of a chrome-and-glass building in Germany’s Cologne; a colossal hamburger, pickle perched demurely on top, made of canvas and foam and cardboard, courting controversy in Ontario, Canada; a mammoth installation of a spoon with a jumbo cherry poised on its tip in Minneapolis,...


Art news now: Museums struggle, an ‘eco-friendly’ NFT platform crops up

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...


When art found subversive symbolism in Coca Cola

March 29, On This Day From pop art to protest art It is easily one of the best known products in consumer culture across the world today — but fewer people know that Coca Cola started out as a non-alcoholic wine on March 29, 1886, when John Pemberton brewed the first batch of his altered...


Pop goes the world and India: A talk with artist Ketna Patel

Investigating populism in today’s G-local ‘pop-culture’ – a conversation with pop artist Ketna Patel. By the Pothi team British Indian mixed-media Pop-Artist Ketna Patel is the walking embodiment of what it means to be a hybrid, kaleidoscopic Global citizen today. Born and raised in East-Africa to Gujarati parents, educated in London, before spending 25 years...


Andy Warhol And His Mysterious Death

The most famous voice of of Pop Art, Andy Warhol, died in Manhattan at 6:32 am on February 22, 1987. He was 58. While he had been recuperating well from a gallbladder surgery at New York Hospital, he suddenly died in his sleep from a sudden post-operative irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Prior to his diagnosis and...