India at Sotheby’s
Curated by British tastemaker Janice Blackburn, the exhibition which is aptly called “Inspired by India”, is on till May 15. It features textiles, ceramics, jewellery, furniture and photography — all of which have been inspired by the culture, colours and crafts of India.
“From fashion and jewellery to the arts and crafts, the country’s diversity has been celebrated abroad with much fanfare. This exhibition is the latest event to take this story forward,” says Maithili Parekh, Business Development Director, Sotheby’s India, adding that the exhibition boasts of both established as well as upcoming artists, from within and outside India.
Interestingly, Mukherjee is showcasing a range of specially commissioned shawls and headbands, apart from a line of bridal saris. “His saris have been handwoven in Benares (Varanasi) and they combine opulent beading and embroidery. The headbands, too, bear an Indian sensibility and yet they have a global appeal, which is why the exhibition is an ideal platform for such items,” Parekh explains. The show also features shawls by Christina Kim of the Los Angeles-based fashion house, Dosa, which is known for its khadi work, and Alice Cicolini’s jewellery that boasts of enamel work from
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