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American artist Paul Booth applauds India’s respect for tattoo | art and culture

American tattoo artist Paul Booth is a legend in the tattoo industry. Reason being he has inked the likes of WWE?star The Undertaker, and members of music bands Slayer, Slipknot, Pantera, and Lamb of God. So, when Booth was recently in the Capital for the Heartwork Tattoo Festival, we didn’t ...

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‘Suffocated’ after Shahidul Alam’s detention, Bangladeshi artist exhibits in India

Mahbubur Rahman’s second solo exhibition in India opened at the Bikaner House on November 29. (Source: Chobi Mela) Bangladeshi artist Mahbubur Rahman, a close associate of recently-released photojournalist Shahidul Alam, says that as a cultural activist-artist, he feels “suffocated” since Alam was “openly taken away” for his open anti-government stance. ...

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The Diary of an Artist

Related News The book cover On the way to see Sohrab Hura, the only Indian photographer other than Raghu Rai to be nominated by the photographic collective, Magnum, the phone flashes this message from him: “Any place works where I can eat, haven’t eaten since yesterday”. As he slurped on ...

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Artist Vallery Puri’s vibrant canvases capture her serene state

Artist Vallery Puri’s vibrant canvases capture her serene state

Artist Vallery Puri is at home. Metaphorically speaking, it is the state in which she is at present now. Wearing a cheery yellow dress, Vallery awaits for a group of friends and relatives from Delhi to be with her for her debut solo show ‘Home’ hosted by Shrishti Art Gallery ...

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Decoded: How to become a rich and famous artist | art and culture

Decoded: How to become a rich and famous artist | art and culture

With its $2 million urinals and other puzzling valuations, the pricing of fine art might seem too arbitrary, too opaque, too wildly jostled by randomness to submit to scientific investigation. Yet a paper in the journal Science this month promised to explain why some talented artists become rich and famous, ...

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Mexican street artist Saner is combining Indo-Mexican art for wall mural in Delhi | art and culture

Mexican street artist and illustrator Edgar Flores, better known as Saner, is combining Indian and Mexican motifs for a wall mural in the national capital’s open air public art district, Lodhi Colony. Saner, who says his art is inspired by “Mexican culture, traditions, its past and present, and the political ...

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Artist Rekha Rodwittiya marks 60th birthday with a retrospective solo | art and culture

Artist Rekha Rodwittiya marks 60th birthday with a retrospective solo | art and culture

Rekha Rodwittiya’s artworks are iconic for their feminist symbolism and abound with clues for viewers. The pioneering artist, who calls herself “a feminist and a painter”, says the aim is to draw the viewer to explore their memories and understand themselves better. “The narratives in my works are never direct ...

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Comic artist Queenie Chan draws on history for tales of politically powerful women | art and culture

Comic artist Queenie Chan draws on history for tales of politically powerful women | art and culture

A feminist manga-style artist says she will use characters based on an Egyptian pharaoh and a Chinese empress to bring more female empowerment to the male-dominated world of comic books. Queenie Chan is working on a series of non-fiction biographies aimed at children called Women Who Were Kings, which will ...

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The curious case of Chennai’s anonymous artist

The curious case of Chennai’s anonymous artist

“Since I am anonymous, the background will seem very vague,” Lotuzhead says, cutting short all nosy questions that demand his identity. The Chennai-based artist who has been working under the name Lotuzhead since 2015, zealously keeps his identity under wraps, even going to the extent of participating in gigs, which ...

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Meet the Japanese monk who is also a make-up artist | fashion and trends

Meet the Japanese monk who is also a make-up artist | fashion and trends

As make-up artist Kodo Nishimura sashays into a room in Tokyo balanced on pin-thin heels, he could hardly look less like a practising Buddhist monk. Immaculately made-up, sporting smoky eyeshadow, false lashes and winged eyeliner, he changes outfits three times during a presentation to starry-eyed fans. But at the Tokyo ...

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