To: Krishen Khanna
From: V.S. Gaitonde, Bhulabhai Desai Institute, 89, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Bombay 26
20th December 1962
Dear Renu and Krishen,
. . . I cannot really write or talk about my paintings, I paint, with me painting is a happening. It just happens. It is silly to say such thing and stop you know since I started taking interest in Zen my painting has changed. My painting will always fluctuate between being and non being because whole activity emerges from the totality. It will go away from the centre and come back, in between it may fail to realize its nature.
. . . You know I am very particular about not having any decorative touch or thing in my painting. I categorically avoid this thing.