12 March – 15 April 2018 | NGMA Mumbai
Art & Soul Gallery, Mumbai presents the retrospective, Manu Parekh, 60 Years of Selected Works with over 150 works at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai (NGMA) along with an accompanying book of the same title in collaboration with Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Eminent architect Shri Balkrishna V. Doshi will inaugurate the exhibition and painter Shri Sudhir Patwardhan will release the book – Manu Parekh – 60 Years of Selected Works. The book examines the complete breadth of Parekh’s career, from the 1960s to the present time. Over 250 of his works are included, representing every important aspect of his oeuvre. We see his exploration of ritual in the late 1970s, the legendary paintings inspired by the Bhagalpur blindings and his enduring fascination with the holy city of Banaras, which he has explored in great depth over many decades. The book also includes a late-career highlight, a monumental work of ‘heads’, completed in 2017, that is based on Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Through its exploration of the rich body of Parekh’s work, this book provides unique insights into one of India’s most important painters.