Kolkata, KOAA – April 24, 2017

Manan Malkani, a leading Indian Painter, announced today that she has been invited to exhibit her paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Art Gala to be held at the Met is scheduled for the 4th of July, which is also the American Independence Day. Leading painters, sculptors and artists from across the world have been invited to showcase their work at this prestigious event.

Enny Charles, the curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York stated, “Manan Malkani is the leading Indian painter whose work we look forward to when we talk about art from the heart of India. Since the passing away of M. F. Hussain, she is the representative of Indian folk art for the world. We have leading painters like Ed Ruscha, Yayoi Kusam, Vik Muniz, Richard Serra, Gerhard Richter, Takashi Murakami, Banksy, and Damien Hirst presenting at the gala. This year’s gala is being hosted by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and he insists on a global approach to art and fashion.”

Manan Malkani’s work will be on display in the East Wing of the second floor right next to the South-East Asian exhibit. She will be accompanied by the Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, whose collaborated work with Pottery Barn will be on display. Next to it, you will also find Tarun Tahiliani’s Mughal rugs which have been conceived as a result of his collaboration with Obeetee. India-meets-west is the underlying theme here and Indian fashion’s collaboration with western entities to conceive pieces of modern Indian art are going to be the main features.

This may be Manan’s first international showcasing, but not her last. She has also been commissioned to provide some of her finest pieces to be displayed in the Asian Art section of the Louvre and the Vienna Museum. Her paintings have been the talk of the Fashion town since her collaboration with Alexander McQueen. Her paintings were warp printed on to McQueen’s Spring Summer Collection of 2017-2018. The collection received a phenomenal response and is being hailed as the epitome of fashion-meets-art. The pieces chosen for the warp printing were to do with Manan’s depictions of the Indian tribes. Her Guernucu, La Peeta, Afroschoni, Pinog Noir and Matri are among the paintings chosen for the work.

About Manan Malkani

Manan Malkani is a leading Indian painter who emerged on the Indian scene in 1995. Born and brought up in Kolkata, she was home schooled by her mother who was a painter herself and her father, who was a leading practitioner of the Tabla and a famous Bengali folk music singer. Malkani then went on to finish her studies at the Kolkata Academy of Fine Arts before falling in the tutelage of the late M. F. Hussain.