Mr. Prabhakar Kini is an artist, an entrepreneur and a collector. Even when he doodled with MS Paint, he would come up with Ganapathis. He believes, “Whatever you do, do it well.” This philosophy is clearly visible in this varied collection of Lord Ganapathi sculptures and paintings. He is a collector of not just Ganapathis but also exclusive newspapers and magazines, swarovski crystal figurines and antiques (another post maybe??) But the kind of person that he is (a perfectionist), he realised early on, that he should have more focus and narrow down on his topic for collection. On so deciding, he felt that Ganapathi was an ideal for a collector. Ganapathi known as the ‘Vighnaharta’ is the remover of all obstacles and most of the artists begin with a Ganapathi painting. And as we take a look around the museum, we see that Ganapathi also lends himself easily to an artist’s imagination. With all the stories around Ganapathi, right from his birth to breaking Kubera’s ego, mythology is full of the playful tricks played by Ganapathi. Ganapathi is also a ‘foodie’ (as this generation would refer to Him perhaps) and these times are all about good food and good times.
Have a great weekend.
PS- Those in Bangalore, and interested to visit the gallery may write to Stringsofheritage.