LALIT KALA AKADEMI

India Today - - SIMPLY PUNJABI - By Re­wati Rau

Your favourite artist can now find a place on your din­ing ta­ble, couch, draw­ing room or even your clothes. Three years ago Le Cor­bus­ier Cen­tre and the Lalit Kala Akademi ( LKA) came out with this in­ter­est­ing idea to at­tract art lovers. A set of mugs and t- shirts with art critic Ashok Va­jpeyi's po­ems printed on them was LKA's first cre­ation. Later on, works of other renowned artists' such as Jatin Das, Paramjit Singh, Kr­ishen Khanna, Shakti Bur­man, Ran­bir Kaleka, Vi­van Sundaram, and An­jolie Ela Menon were in­cor­po­rated on items of daily use. Says Di­wan Manna, the chair­per­son of Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandi­garh, " The idea is not new, it's there all over the West, but in In­dia no­body was do­ing it. So I thought we should start it here." When you pay the store a visit, check out the paint­ing on a mug by Kr­ishen Khanna. Mon­al­isa cush­ion cov­ers, beer mugs printed with Cor­bus­ier's paint­ings, and a mug with an Am­rita Shergill paint­ing— all quite at­trac­tive.

WHERE Le Cor­bus­ier Cen­tre, Sec 10C, Chandi­garh COST Rs 500 to Rs 750 ( Beer Mugs); 750 to Rs 7,000 ( Paint­ings); Rs 1,000 ( Cush­ion Cov­ers) TEL 01722740261

ANILDAYAL

USP The artis­tic dé­cor is with im­pres­sions of it on var­i­ous prod­ucts avail­able at the store

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