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Not just for keepsake



FAKES THAT KEEP THE FAITH... Lalit Kala Akademi Chairman R.B. Bhaskaran with the art reproductions in New Delhi. Photo : R.V. Moorthy.

NOT THE real thing but almost. Fake but comes with the prestigious Lalit Kala Akademi seal. No, this is not another piece on fake art increasingly finding place in the country. In fact, it is a bonafide part of the year-long golden jubilee celebration of the Akademi commencing this Monday.

Among other preparations for the do, the Akademi, for the first time, has thought out of a way to keep this year in the memory box of art lovers with some financial affordability. Award-winning sculptures, one each by national awardees x Himmat Shah, Sankho Choudhuri, Chintamani Kar and S. Dhanpal x have gone to the Akademi's East of Kailash workshop for reproductions.

"These four pieces selected from our collection would have 25 reproductions each. These would be for sale to the public for Rs.35,000 each," says R.B. Bhaskaran, Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi. He says each piece would have a number etched on it which would tally with the certificate of authenticity given to the buyer by the Akademi. "This is to avoid any further reproductions," he says. A brief bio-data of the artist would also come along with the reproduction.

Those interested in possessing it can collect them from the Akademi between August 10 and 22.

Set off by President APJ Abdul Kalam, the celebration includes conferring Lalit Kala Ratna awards to 17 well-known artists, a multi-media perspective on the creative legends of India, a day-long show on art in cinema, besides many workshops, seminars and lectures.

SANGEETA BAROOAH PISHAROTY

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