Bhopal: Sponsors of an art exhibition held in famed Khajuraho temple, known worldwide for its erotic sculptures, in MP on Friday refused to display a painting depicting a topless woman immersed in meditation inside the 13th century monument, dubbing it “objectionable”. This has created flutter in the artist circle. Incidentally, the acrylic work has found an admirer in New York-based art connoisseur who lifted the spirit of the painter, Kalpana Singh, by buying the piece for 100 dollars (around Rs 7,000).
The American tourist, David, who was enjoying the exhibition organised on the occasion of the week-long Khajuraho dance festival which began on February 20, offered to buy the piece immediately after the sponsors of the event discarded the painting finding it a “nude” art.
“My work was on display in the exhibition for some time. However, the organisers suddenly ordered removal of the painting describing it a nude art.