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Now get a Raza on your carpet

art-and-culture Updated: Jul 01, 2010 00:22 IST
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Hindustan Times
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Imagine a Raza or a Manjit Bawa painting on your drawing room wall? Art works by the Indian masters have transcended the walls to occupy unexplored realms.

‘Fly Your Own Carpet to Your Walls’ — a first of its kind charity exhibition of limited edition hand-woven carpets — features reproductions of selected works by contemporary masters of art and design. The carpets have been created by Sunil Sethi Design Alliance to raise funds for Maneka Gandhi’s People for Animals (PFA) initiative.

“Forty works, some rare, by 25 artists such as SH Raza, Ram Kumar, Manjit Bawa are being reproduced in 10 pieces each. The price start from Rs 35,000 and go up to Rs 5 lakh. Each work comes with a certificate by the artist. So you can get an original SH Raza artwork which costs crores, for around 5 lakh. We hope to generate funds for veterinary hospitals across the country,” says PFA founder Maneka Gandhi.

While Jehangir Sabavala, TM Vaikuntam, Manu Parekh, Jayasri Burman, Paresh Maity and GR Iranna are some other artists featured, works by fashion designers such as Rohit Bal, Manish Arora, Rajesh Pratap Singh, are also in the collection, to be showcased in the capital next month.

Says Sunil Sethi, whose Design Alliance is driving the initiative, “These pieces can either be hung on walls or used as floor carpets. However, two works, one each by Husain and Manjit Bawa, with images of religious deities, are only to be hung on the wall.”