• Book: Samkalin Kala
    Title of Article/Essay: Ek Kalakar Kabhi 'Shalin' Nahi Ban Sakta: Bhupen Khakhar se Ulli Beier ki Baatcheet
    Translated Title of Article/Essay: (An Artist can never become 'Sophisticated': Ulli Beier in Conversation with Bhupen Khakhar)
    Author: Ulli Beier
    Editor: Vinod Bhardwaj
    Date, Year: Nov 1989
    Reference Type: Periodical Article
    Language: Hindi
    Issue: 13
    Pages: 19-27
    Publisher: Lalit Kala Akademi
    Place Published: Delhi
    Country Published: India
    Descriptive Tags: Calendar Art, Narrative Style, Picture-Postcards, Popular Art, Aesthetic Value, Early Italian Art, High-Renaissance, Art Schools, Role of Art in Society, Beauty and Ugliness, Vulgarity and Beauty, Importance of Context, Graffiti, Child-like Drawings
    Artist/s Mentioned: Bhupen Khakhar
    Remarks: This article was first published in 'Aspect' in January 1982. Ulli Beier's conversation with Bhupen Khakhar is on a range of themes such as how the calendar picture of Dr. Ambedkar which narrates instances from his life around his portrait; Bhupen's inspiration from Rublev's painting of Christ's life; his questioning of why picture-postcards and calendars are not considered aesthetically valuable; his inspirations from early Italian art for its humble gestures and naivety but his dislike towards the over-confident 'High-Renaissance Art', which lack humility; Bhupen's thoughts on how art schools misguide students to appreciate all forms of arts and kills students' personal choice to not-like something; on how an artist can never become sophisticated; on how artists should not work to change society; Bhupen's criticisms of J. Swaminathan, etc.
    Other Contributors in Publication: Prayag Shukla, Vyohar Ram Manohar Sinha, P.N. Choyal, Ulli Beier, Saumitra Mohan, Umesh Varma, Kailash Vijayvargiya, Hari Prakash Tyagi, Geetashree, Timothy Hyman, Madhu B. Joshi, Meenakshi Bharti
    Where we found it: Library: Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi