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A national treasure

Kishore Singh

It is the start of Asia Week in New York, but if anyone is drawing the attention of the art fraternity, particularly from India, it is a 20-year-old with a mischievous glint in her eyes, her lips painted a coquettish red. A friend who made her acquaintance before I did had messaged an urgent appeal: "She is stunning, make sure she comes to India." It is a few days still before bids for Amrita Sher-Gil's Sotheby's cover lot come up for auction in the city, but the self-portrait has evinced wide interest, edging away from a fabulous abstract painting by V S Gaitonde as the ...