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Available at Live Auction:Taj Art Gallery, The Taj Mahal Palace, Apollo Bunder Mumbai
By invitation only

About the Artwork



Acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 in
Signed: Lower right
Provenance: The Artist
Rs. 10,50,000 - 12,50,000


Thota Vaikuntam has been one of the most prolific and iconic artists of India. Inspired by the streets of villages in Telangana, his works are amongst the most sought after by art collectors all over the world today. He has been associated with Art for Concern for the past 18 years and has supported our shows by giving his artworks to help make our shows a success. Over the years, the funds we have raised with his support, have contributed to the socio-economic development of the underprivileged sections of our society. It is heartening to see artists like Vaikuntam, who are renowned the world over, connect to social causes and development of our country. We are truly grateful for his contributions to our endeavours to work for the upliftment of our society.

Artist Image

Thota Vaikuntam was born in Andhra Pradesh and studied at the College of Fine Arts and Architecture, Hyderabad. His paintings capture simple lifestyle of villagers like the paddy fields, toddy pots on shoulders of men, the household chores, temple rituals etc. His drawings range from stark charcoal on paper, transparent washes and pencil drawings. In 1971, he won the Lalit Kala Akademi Fellowship to study at the M. S. University, Vadodara. His works have been exhibited in New York, London, Birmingham, Germany, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. He has won the Bharat Bhavan Biennale Award, and the National Award. The artist lives and works in Hyderabad.