Laxman Shreshtha’s Infinite Project
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It’s no secret to the world that the late Jehangir K S Nicholson was a collector of great art – and some of his many prized works were creations by the acclaimed artist, Laxman Shreshtha. In a two part retrospective curated by poet and cultural theorist Ranjit Hoskote, viewers will get the chance to admire several abstract creations from Shreshtha’s oeuvre, now a part of Nicholson’s vast collection. From his early days to his later paintings, the retrospective traces the artist’s journey over a course of 50 years. As Hoskote says in his essay on the show, ‘It will invite viewers into the universe of Shreshtha’s intellectual and cultural references, as well as into the vibrant milieu of Mumbai artists and writers that he has inhabited’.
Laxman Shreshtha: The Infinite Project – Part I is on display at Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation, Mumbai (East Wing, Second Floor, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Kala Ghoda) until October 4, 2016.