Sunday, August 18, 2013

Air India art collection goes on exhibit for first time

New Delhi: For the first time, Air India's iconic collection of artworks by Indian masters M F Husain, S H Raza, B Prabha and Anjali Ela Menon among others housed in its various offices across the country have been brought together at an exhibition here.
Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh yesterday inaugurated the "Air India salutes Indian Masters" exhibition at National Gallery of Modern Art here.
"Everybody knew Air India has a lot of these paintings but they were never exhibited. Nobody knew where these paintings were. The idea started from there that if we have art collection for 60 years, at least see what we have. Then evaluation and other things were done and we realised what we have," Singh said.
18/08/13 PTI/India TV News