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CRUCIFIXION: Sadequain’s painting sets record for Pakistani art in UK

LONDON: Pakistan’s most admired and versatile painter, calligrapher Sadequain’s art work ‘Crucifixion’ made history for Pakistani art when it was sold a record breaking £118,750 (around 16 million Pakistani rupees) The painting was initially estimated of around £60,000-90,000.
A bidder anonymously offered top price for the artwork of legendary Pakistani artist Sadequain, whose work has won worldwide acclaim for its depth and meaning. To mark Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day, international auction house, Bonhams, dedicated its sale entirely to Pakistani art and sourced work of 21 Pakistani artists.
Tahmina Ghaffar, Bonhams Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art Specialist, commented while speaking to Geo News: “As proud supporters of Pakistani art for numerous years, Bonhams is delighted with the results achieved at our first Art of Pakistan sale. The enthusiastic bidding in the room, on the phone and online for the top lots demonstrates the increasing demand for, and recognition of, …

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Ghazala Irshad, a Pakistani self taught artist whose unusual color selection give her paintings a unique touch & aura. Each of her paintings, elevate the other as a result of her own mixing and application techniques. Her work comes from a personal imagery, whether figurative or other, Imagination plays a vital role in her paintings. Started painting as a hobby and virtually ended up collecting enough paintings to venture into the world of Art with her first solo exhibition titled “Women”, in 1989 (Media being oil on paper/canvas).  Since then she has displayed her work in two group shows in Muscat (Oman). Her series “ The Mask” exhibited in Karachi in 2009 and “Checkered” series in 2017 at Art Chowk.

"THE NEXT BIG THING" Exhibition at Unicorn Gallery, Lahore


A group exhibition of 16 brilliant Artists of SHAKIR ALI MUSEUM
On 4th MAY 2017 at 6pm
Featuring new miniatures and paintings by:
Maheen Niazi, Moattar Zafar, Hira Siddiqui, M Sibghatullah Khan, Mustafa Mohsin, Neha Syed, Noor ul Ain, Ruqiya Haq, Syeda Iffat, Tahir Zaman, Zakia Abbas Amna Khan, Anam Ilyas, Hassan Tahir Khan, Maham Mahboob, Fozia Abbas
Venue :
UNICORN GALLERY, 32-B-2 Main Gulberg Lahore.
Tel: 03008260580


22/04/2017 - 24/04/2017
Daachi Foundation brings you arts and crafts from all over the country on the 22nd 23rd and 24th April 2017 in our 10th exhibition.

Textiles, pottery, Hunza Shawls, Ethnic Jewelry, crafts from Gilgit, Hyderabadi bangles, Phulkari from Haripur, Vegetable dyes and Jandi from Bhitt Shah, Embroidered leather from Quetta, handpainted furniture from Swat, Exciting craft-inspired products from our entrepreneurs, food stalls, truck art goods, food stalls, paintings and lots more.

Jimmy Engineer's painting on permanent display at China's National Art Museum

Beijing: China’s National Art Museum is going to permanently display a painting of renowned Pakistani artist Jimmy Engineer. The artist who is also a social worker handed over one of his rare painting to the curator of the China National Art Museum on Wednesday. Pakistani Ambassador to China Masood Khalid was also present there with other officials from the Embassy of Pakistan and National Art Museum.

Speaking at the event, Khalid Maood lauded Jimmy Engineer for encouraging a soft image of Pakistan, adding that the artist’s first exhibition last week attracted Chinese audience and received appreciation. He said, the paintings of the versatile Pakistani artist had been selected for display by different museums of the world while he had received a number of national and international medals and awards as recognition of his artwork.

Pakistan Chowk Initiative: A Cultural Activity In Karachi

Join Ahmed Anver and team this Sunday at their "Angan" for a Mulaqat over Chai. It will be an informal "baithak" where artists of old town, the residents of the area and people from all over the city will gather.
Present will be Mr. Akram Ahsan Siddiqui, born in 1939 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, and migrated to Pakistan Chowk in 1950.
Also present will be Dr. Asif Farrukhi, Interim Dean & Associate Professor, SAHSS at Habib University and a fiction-writer, critic and translator.
Join at the Chowk this Sunday

Soraya Sikander Displays Her New Work ' Inscape ' at Unicorn Gallery Lahore

One of Pakistan's prominent, artist Soraya Sikander presents a new series of nature-based paintings in her upcoming exhibition INSCAPE. These artworks shall be presented for the first time at the prestigious Unicorn Gallery in their Lahore branch in Gulberg on 28 February 2017.

INSCAPE SORAYA SIKANDERThese paintings reference actual locations, describing the idea of being at a place – as seen through the mind’s eye. This will be the artist’s fifteenth exhibition. Soraya Sikander has exhibited at leading galleries and museums in UK, Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Wassenaar, Hague, Dhaka etc.

Soraya's paintings have over the years received critical acclaim, featured in major publications, newspapers, and journals, and enjoyed commercial success among international collectors. Read More about Soraya's art.
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