Gaitonde Hated Labels but Loved Rothko

Mar 13, 2013 9:59PM

Vasudeo S. Gaitonde who passed away in 2001, was as famous for being a reclusive genius as he was for his uncompromising integrity and shunning of conventional labels. (He did not believe in abstract art.) Gaitonde’s works are non-representational - or as he called them - ‘non-objective’ or ‘non-figurative.’ When he travelled to New York in the 1960s on a Rockefeller Foundation grant, he was deeply impacted by the Abstract Expressionists, especially Mark Rothko.

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