Tuesday night marked an artistic tribute to the 26/11 tragedy at Olive Mahalaxmi, Mumbai. Anupa Mehta and Sapna Kar played host to the arts fraternity including Kunal Kapoor, Sonal Shah, Bacchi Karkarya, Sangita Kathiwada, Surabhi Gupta, Arpit Agarwal, Brian Brown, Sumeet Chopra, Fahad Samar (who himself has written quite a clever piece on the whole Page 3 reaction to 26/11 which he dubbed socialite activism), and Ananya Banerjee.
Around 75 of India’s top artists participated including Anjolie Ela Mennon, Riyaz Komu, Laxman Srestha, Brinda Miller, and Akbar Padamsee with 1×1 foot art at the exhibition. Although all the smiling and posing in front of art meant to evoke a tragic memory seemed a little out of place its at least comforting to know that thefunds raised from all sales will benefit victims of the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai. Amongst the art at the exhibition are two quilts created by fashion designer Krishna Mehta. The most expensive piece of work is valued at Rs. 4,50,000.