Friday, January 23, 2015

Artist Satish Gupta Collaborating With Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an Artwork

By KS Roshan Menon
Joint effort: Satish Gupta's painting. Photo: special arrangement
INDIA---While his political acumen has been the subject of several books, and his speeches the focus of all news channels and newspapers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi now finds himself in the spotlight for an entirely different reason. Amidst his multiple administrative actions, Modi has, albeit for a fleeting moment, traded his policymaking self for an artistic instinct, a few brushstrokes in collaboration with Delhi-based artist Satish Gupta. It is reported that the painting completed with the PM’s inputs has found a patron willing to part with 1.3 crore rupees for the artwork. [link]