THE ORIGIN OF ALL CHUGHTAI WORKS IS IN THIS HOUSE,
ALL ART WORKS PRESERVED FOR ADDITIONAL STUDY.
A STUDY OF ODDS AND ENDS REVEAL INTRICACIES OF ART:
PAPER, LINE AND COLOUR IMPORTANT BUT FEELINGS MOST.
Western scholarship is great. A work is studied. An erased work is studied. A work drawn on another work is studied. The morons of our world have no study of anything, except grow imbecile on their flatulence. Emperor Jahangeer once made a statement. He said that he is an expert in looking at pictures. He can tell who painted what and what not? Who painted the eyes, who painted the lips? And so on. This is observation. When you have not even seen 10 originals in your life time, how can you make a statement about works?
A work by Leonardo da Vinci got sold for 45 million dollars. Scholars are discussing the work., for they have studied the intricacies. Imagine red flags being drawn with world experts on Leonardo da Vinci. Nobody seems to be winning. Without such a study, no one can claim authenticity of a work. M.A. Rahman Chughtai wrote about a number of Fake Mughal works made in Bombay, and he had seen the forgers themselves. But no one willing to accept that. I have seen more works of Chughtai than anybody alive. I can judge things. I am after all the greatest living expert of Chughtai art. No one can challenge me on this account. When students used to visit Chughtai artist, instead of a mere signature, he would draw a figure for them. Many students of past must be carrying those memories. Then due to customs restrictions, some works were made in Delhi itself. This was to evade restrictions on movements. And then prints were made of those works. Legacy of Delhi’s first gallery Dhoomi Mal Dharam Dass. Many paintings carry seal of Indian customs on their back. This was to ensure coming back of works.
The Indian Ministry of Culture hosted many experts. But even they get fooled at times. I will quote examples. We are just starting this topic. A lot more is coming. It is time to waken up. It is time to see things. It is time to silent meaningless innuendoes. When you do not know, learn, or Shut up!
P.S.Proof from an ex-museum curator in USA.
—– Original Message —–From: <firstname.lastname@example.org>To: artguyone <email@example.com>Sent: 10/28/2020 4:13:04 PM Subject: Re: Proposal
Very sweet will write tomorrow. There were two partners namely DhoomiMal and Dharam Dass and had a very old book store in Delhi and were also publishers. First gallery in Delhi I think. I have been to their shop. The gallery of first partner is still there. The second one separated after death. Name is of two owners. Got it Gary
On 28 Oct 2020 11:16 PM, artguyone <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Arif, Thanks for this great offer, but, I am a retired, ex-museum curator, living on pension—no longer active in art world. my inquiries were based on having many different artists’ pieces in storage and now getting them out; some to sell and favorites to keep awhile longer. I plan to keep 2-3 of those you’ve seen and then, others, Unidentified, probably offer on eBay. I plan NOW, to try to ID those. Once again, I’ll ask : What is the English translation for “Dhoomi Mal Dharam Das”? Due to Your work for me, I can now tell about your Father with much more accuracy. If I get questions about purchase or related, I would, of course, be happy to refer to you and the Museum. Thanks and Best Wishes, Gary