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Delhi: Out of the box works displayed at United Art Fair

Sep 29, 2012 12:36 PM IST India India

New Delhi: The first edition of the United Art Fair kicked off in Delhi on Thursday. The festival had everything from cars made with fibre glass to cows made of milk packets. It's not every day that one gets to walk along the Rabindranath Tagore street before turning into the Jehangir Sabavala street, but the first edition of the United Art Fair promised that and over 2,000 works of art including paintings, sculptures, print-making and digital art on display till September 30 at Pragati Maidan in the capital.

While the fair is designed to promote younger artists, a dedicated 'Masters' section was also there, where the works of MF Husain, FN Souza, and Anjolie Ela Menon among others were on display. A special corner for eminent photographer Raja Deen Dayal was also added.

"This fair is about promoting new art backed by the known ones," United Art Fair Director Anurag Sharma said. The 'new' art section was dominated by all things quirky. There were cars made of fibre glass and many other things.

A piece titled 'Immortality' by Anil Kumar Goswami used pieces of denim to create two conjoined skulls while a cow by Nantu Behari was made using empty milk packets. 'Out of the box' seemed to be the theme there, be it bindis on digital print or empty glass bottles done up as dolls. There were also red chillies by Subodh Kerkar made using truck tyres.