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Art’s call

art-and-culture Updated: Dec 01, 2010 00:54 IST
Aaron George
Aaron George
Hindustan Times
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After the wait of almost 10 years ended with celebrated sculptor Anish Kapoor’s first ever exhibition in India opening in New Delhi, what followed was an apt celebration.

Hosted at the residence of the British High Commissoner, Sir Richard Stagg, the dinner saw city celebs from across the board gather to meet Anish and enjoy the sumptuous spread.

Guests gathered over cocktails under the pristine white tents set up in the lawns, beautifully lit and decorated with exquisite floral centrepieces.

Seen sipping glasses of Vino and engrossed in conversations about art, politics, fashion and books were Culture Secretary, Jawhar Sircar, director of National Gallery of Modern Art, Prof Rajeev Lochan, celebrated actor Roshan Seth, art curator Payal Kapoor, lobbyist Suhel Seth, designers Priya Jain, Tarun Tahiliani with wife, Sal, David Abraham, interior designer Sunita Kohli, founder of Asian Heritage Foundation, Rajeev Sethi and lawyer Raian Karanjawala, among others.

As the live band played some catchy tunes, Anish was surrounded by people as they discussed his exhibition, which was innagurated earlier in the day by UPA Chairperson, Sonia Gandhi.

“This took a long time, but I’m glad we pulled it off. Now, I just want to enjoy my drink,” said Anish as we caught up with him.