Tributes to Gieve Patel (1940-2023)

by  Nilima Sheikh, Sudhir Patwardhan, Anju Dodiya and Aditi Singh

Published on 27th November 2023

Born in 1940 in Bombay, artist Gieve Patel was a central figure who shaped the city’s cultural scene in the 1960s. With a career and interests spanning across medicine, poetry, playwriting and painting, Patel has left behind a rich legacy. He was a practising

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Satire on Canvas

by  Nissim Ezekiel

Gieve Patel’s painting are currently on show at the Pundole Art Gallery, Bombay (1972)

Gieve Patel’s latest paintings are broad based comments on some aspects of the Indian social scene. Its familiar external forms, so obvious that they emerge fully in newspaper photographs, are given a

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Gieve Patel: Looking into a well… beyond metaphor

by  Sudhir Patwardhan

These images, and other images like them, of what one may see looking down into a well, are from an ongoing series of large paintings that Gieve Patel has been working on for the past twelve years. Each painting shows a view of a well seen from above. The mud and stone walls of a well form the perimeter

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