My City 01

by Arpita Basu
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Size: 24 x 18 inches
Medium: Watercolour on Paper


This artwork is being sold at a special price to raise money for India's fight against Covid-19. The special price is valid only till the campaign is running. The amount that will be donated upon purchase of this artwork is Rs. 22,500, which is 20% of the pre-tax gallery price. This entire amount will be transferred to GiveIndia or Hemkunt Foundation under your name. You can claim tax exemption for 50% of the donated amount under Section 80G in India. A certificate for the same will be shared with you shortly after your purchase. (Note: if you are a non-Indian citizen or resident, we will not be able to arrange for a tax exemption certificate, but the amount will still be donated under your name, and you will receive an acknowledgment receipt for the same).
  • ABOUT Arpita Basu

    Arpita Basu’s art is bound to the rhythms and traditions of Bengal. Steeped in lyrical folksy beauty, her watercolours capture the idyllic rhythms of everyday life in its towns, cities and villages – boys spinning tops, kids sipping tender coconut, a woman with cats and a young parrot seller. But the textually rich canvasses (layered in handmade rice paper) in green, ochre, nutmeg and turquoise also throw up a keen, multi-layered socio-cultural commentary on rural life in the coastal state.

    The Kolkata-based artist, whose work is part of the archival collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, reinvents the age-old medium of Kantha. The traditional, embroidered, handmade quilts made by Bengali women are reimagined as vivid, contemporary tapestries. Peppered with billowing white clouds, flying white cranes and dusky, rustic protagonists, the quilt-like narratives offer a bird’s eye view of homes, fields and people at work, play and rest.

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