Saturday, February 4, 2017

When Trump, Putin, Kim Jong-un turned Gods at India Art Fair

LIVEMINT
By Trisha Mukherjee
A visitor clicks pictures in front of an exhibit titled ‘Peace Owners’ by Nepali artist Sigdel at the India Art Fair in New Delhi. Photo: Reuters
INDIA---All roads at India Art Fair in New Delhi led to the Nepal Art Council booth where world leaders Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un were turned into Buddhist Gods by a Nepali artist who brilliantly captured the global political tide in his tongue in cheek satire. A multi-disciplinary artist, Sunil Sidgel has created portraits of the three leaders in the traditional Nepali Paubha painting style, ideally used to paint images of Gods, but a fly on each of these images is what takes the viewer aback indicating the satirical undertone. [link]

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