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Gallerist, friend, art connoisseur: Artist Khanna remembers Virendra Kumar

Virendra Kumar, who opened the Kumar Art Gallery in Sunder Nagar, Delhi, passed away recently

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Krishen Khanna 



Virendra Kumar
His association with artists was quite unique. It wasn’t a bit like what you would expect. Behind the transactions was a warm friendship, not to be melted away at the end of ‘business’

Added to the long list of fatalities in 2020 is Virendra Kumar, the person who opened the Kumar in Sunder Nagar, Delhi. He was one of the first to venture out in dealing with modern art. In those times, roughly the thirties and forties, living by the sale of modern works was difficult. Only those who were dedicated and not afraid of failure gravitated to this “profession”. Virendra Kumar was one such, and he created a gallery which is unique.

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First Published: Tue, December 29 2020. 23:53 IST

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