February 03, 2023 12:08 (IST)
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Paintings of Oscar-winning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya to go under the hammer on Dec 2

Kolkata/UNI: In the predominantly male bastion of what has been categorized as the "Progressive Artists Group" or "Bombay Progressives", the rediscovery of a suite of paintings and sketches by Oscar-winning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya (née Rajopadhye) opens up the possibility of an important reframing of a popularly held notion about the artists producing in the milieu of post-Independence, cosmopolitan Bombay (Mumbai) of the 1950s.