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Amit Varma is a writer based in Mumbai. He worked in journalism for over a decade, and won the Bastiat Prize for Journalism in 2007. His bestselling novel, My Friend Sancho, was published in 2009. He is best known for his blog, India Uncut. His current project is a non-fiction book about the lack of personal and economic freedoms in post-Independence India.




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10 September, 2009

Rothko

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The partner’s show the other day was organised as in the picture above—the postcards were on coloured panels specially made for the show. Well, a few hours before the show began, a dude walks into the gallery. At this point, only the coloured panels are there—no postcards, no art to look at. This dude spends ten minutes walking around the space. And then he walks up to J and says:

This is really a very interesting show. It reminds me of Rothko.

I’m not kidding. This is the kind of thing I’d normally make up—but this time, it really happened. That’s art for you, I guess.

Posted by Amit Varma in Arts and entertainment

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