Abu Dhabi Art 2020

November 19 – 26, 2020

Adeel uz Zafar  Teddy, 2019  Engraving on plastic vinyl  36h x 30w in

Adeel uz Zafar

Teddy, 2019

Engraving on plastic vinyl

36h x 30w in

Ruby Chishti  The Present is a Ruin Without the People, 2016  Recycled textiles, wire mesh, thread, wood, embellishment, metal scrapes, and archival glue; with sound  82h x 128w x 12d in

Ruby Chishti

The Present is a Ruin Without the People, 2016

Recycled textiles, wire mesh, thread, wood, embellishment, metal scrapes, and archival glue; with sound

82h x 128w x 12d in

Promotesh Das Pulak  Untitled (Thunderous Applause), 2019  Drawing on paper, brass, copper  x5 pieces

Promotesh Das Pulak

Untitled (Thunderous Applause), 2019

Drawing on paper, brass, copper

x5 pieces

Promotesh Das Pulak  Untitled (Not my fault), 2019  Kinetic Sculpture  14h x 39w in

Promotesh Das Pulak

Untitled (Not my fault), 2019

Kinetic Sculpture

14h x 39w in

Marcy Chevali  Melusine, 2018  Flame worked glass  13.50h x 9w x 2.50d in

Marcy Chevali

Melusine, 2018

Flame worked glass

13.50h x 9w x 2.50d in

Marcy Chevali  Nida, 2019  Flame worked glass  15.50h x 26w x 7d in

Marcy Chevali

Nida, 2019

Flame worked glass

15.50h x 26w x 7d in

M. F. Husain (1913-2011)  Untitled (Horse with Arabic Alphabet Haa), 2004  Acrylic on canvas  72h x 47.75w in

M. F. Husain (1913-2011)

Untitled (Horse with Arabic Alphabet Haa), 2004

Acrylic on canvas

72h x 47.75w in

M. F. Husain (1913-2011)  Untitled (Sarod Player), c. 1970  Oil on canvas  39.75h x 49w in

M. F. Husain (1913-2011)

Untitled (Sarod Player), c. 1970

Oil on canvas

39.75h x 49w in

S. M. H. Raza  Utpatti, 2011  Acrylic on canvas  48h x 24w in

S. M. H. Raza

Utpatti, 2011

Acrylic on canvas

48h x 24w in

Jagannath Panda (b.1970)  Untitled, 2016  Mixed media on canvas  48h x 36w in

Jagannath Panda (b.1970)

Untitled, 2016

Mixed media on canvas

48h x 36w in

Jagannath Panda (b.1970)  Earth’s Whisper - v, 2019  Acrylic, Fabric, glue, auto paint, plywood  40h x 40w in

Jagannath Panda (b.1970)

Earth’s Whisper - v, 2019

Acrylic, Fabric, glue, auto paint, plywood

40h x 40w in

Jagannath Panda (b.1970)  Where city meets Sea-1, 2018  Acrylic, Fabric, glue.  90h x 78w in

Jagannath Panda (b.1970)

Where city meets Sea-1, 2018

Acrylic, Fabric, glue.

90h x 78w in

Jagannath Panda (b.1970)  Substance of faith -ii, 2018  Acrylic, Fabric, glue.  90h x 78w in

Jagannath Panda (b.1970)

Substance of faith -ii, 2018

Acrylic, Fabric, glue.

90h x 78w in

Press Release

Aicon Contemporary, New York is delighted to return to Abu Dhabi Art, with a virtual presentation, featuring the works of Maqbool Fida Husain, Syed Haider Raza, Promotesh Das Pulak, Jagannath Panda, and introducing Marcy Chevali. Abu Dhabi Art is a fair we love attending, as we have made some wonderful friends there, over the years. Bringing new and old art and artists there, is like introducing friends to each other.

Husain’s painting in our booth was a show stopper at the 2019 edition of Abu Dhabi Art. This year too, we come back with two spectacular works. One from 1970 and the other from 2002, painted by the late M. F. Husain in the UAE. The 1970 painting is probably showing Ali Akbar Khan, the renowned sarod player from India.

Husain is kept company this year in our booth by S. H. Raza, another late great modernist from India, a fellow member of the Progressive Artists Group. With his beautiful geometric work, Utpatti.

An artist with a strong environmental concern. Jagannath Panda, is new to the Aicon Contemporary booth - with two paintings - Where the City Meets the Sea, and Untitled (Falcon).

Promotesh Das Pulak has been a popular attraction in the Aicon Contemporary. This year we present new, and kinetic work by Pulak. He was a featured artist of the week on Abu Dhabi Art’s website, and has just been selected for a prestigious residency at Harvard University.

Finally, with great pleasure we introduce a new artist, and friend, the American sculptor Marcy Chevali. Chevali uses glass rods, to weave anthropomorphic shapes that are at once poetic, brilliant, delicate and resolute. She has shown multiple times at Aicon Contemporary and other galleries, and has done numerous residencies all over the world.