Tyeb Mehta (1925 – 2009)

Tyeb Mehta passed away
last week. It is unfortunate that little more than blurbs were dedicated to a
man who was inarguably amongst India’s most powerful artists. Not surprisingly
though, far greater column-space and airtime with gushing reportage was
dedicated to his name when his works created records in auctions over the
years.

Looking at the larger picture, his
contribution to Indian art is indelible and he will remain a strong source of
inspiration for generations of artists and art-lovers to
follow.

And his name will be in print frequently:
auction records will continue to fall.

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