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Indian, Himalayan &
Southeast Asian Art

Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art


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34 East 67th Street
Floor 3
New York 10065

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Divine Gestures: Channels of Enlightenment

Bringing together some of the most rare and exquisite pieces of sculpture from India, Nepal, Tibet and ancient Gandhara, Divine Gestures: Channels of Enlightenment lies at the intersection of religious iconography and fine-craftsmanship. Iconography is often seen through a multivalent lens of factual discourse and the essence of it being a medium to channelize and embody the energy of the respective deity is often overlooked. This exhibit is an ode to the iconographic elements of a sculpture that bridge the tangible and intangible realms of art.

Virtual Exhibitions

Kapoor Galleries' website offers an abundant array of Virtual Exhibitions with fine paintings, sculptures, and works of art that can be perused in an online gallery. In addition to the recent exhibition Dhanvantari's Blessing, other notable presentations include Incarnations of Devotion: South Asian Works of Art, Incarnations of Devotion: Tibetan and Buddhist Paintings and Bronzes, and God/Goddess, to name a few. Viewers can follow a guided tour, which makes catalogue text readily available next to the artworks, or proceed as they wish.

To view the Virtual Exhibitions, click here

Indian Travel Posters

In addition to fine art, Kapoor Galleries offers a rich array of Indian 20th Century Travel Posters. Travel posters became popular in the 20th century with the expansion of travel through cruise ships, railways, and airlines. These posters served as advertisements that promised adventure and exoticism to anyone who could obtain a ticket. Travel agencies often commissioned the posters themselves, and gained more traction with the public when they employed commercial designers instead of fine artists. These prints were intended to grab the attention of people in travel offices, train stations, airports, and more.

A selection of Travel Posters that feature Air-India's star mascot, the Maharaja, will be featured this autumn, September 9-February 12, in an exhibition at Poster House, Air-India’s Maharaja: Advertising Gone Rogue. For a Member Monday feature about this project, click here.

Special Feature

Lalita Maha Tripura Sundari
Mandi, style of Sajnu, circa 1810
Opaque watercolor heightened with silver and gold on paper
Image: 9 1/8 x 5 7/8 in. (23.2 x 14.9 cm.)
Folio: 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. (29.8 x 21 cm.)
Provenance:
Royal Mandi collection
Thence by descent from a UK collection
The majesty of this supreme shakti is perfectly captured by this finely decorated Pahari composition. Her beauty, as her name indicates, transcends the vast Tripura (three demon citadels) within which she is believed to have defeated many demons. For she is the transcendent form of the supreme Devi Parvati and rules over the Trimurti (divine triad) of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Thus, she is also known as ‘Raja Rajeshwari,’ meaning the ‘Queen of all Kings and Rulers.’