Journey Through Himmat Shah’s Creations | Verve Magazine
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June 10, 2016

Journey Through Himmat Shah’s Creations

Text by Huzan Tata

Explore over 300 works from the artist’s vast collection of artworks

Terracotta and bronze sculptures. Pencil drawings. Silver paintings, relief murals and burnt paper collages. In his six-decade-long career, Himmat Shah has done it all. And now, viewers have a chance to see over 300 of the artiste’s creations at the first comprehensive exhibition of his works. From cones, spheres and cylinders to temples, flags and beehives, Shah’s artworks are a showcase into his marvelling the beauty of the changing form. “If there is an Indian artist who possesses the free-spiritedness of the bohemian and has embraced the emancipatory disposition of art, it has to be Himmat Shah,” says curator Roobina Karode about the artiste whose retrospective is on display.
Hammer of the Square, Himmat Shah, A Retrospective (1957 – 2015) is on display at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi (145, DLF South Court Mall, Saket) until June 30, 2016.

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