Tribute: ‘Very little done so far to preserve Sadequain’s work’

Sadequain’s 18 other works kept in the museum were not in a very good condition


Our Correspondent April 29, 2015
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LAHORE:


Very little work has been done to preserve Sadequain’s work. After neglecting it for several years, the Lahore Museum has only recently started work on restoration of the artist’s mural, Sadequain Foundation president Dr Salman Ahmed said on Tuesday.


He was speaking to the media ahead of a two-day event to honour Sadeuain’s life and work that is set to begin on Wednesday (today).

He said Sadequain’s 18 other works kept in the museum were not in a very good condition. “The museum authorities could sell one of those to generate funds enough for the restoration of the remaining pieces,” he said.

Ahmed said Sadequain had never been too keen on marketing his works. “He would freely give away his paintings,” he said. He said over the years he had been able to catalogue Sadequain’s about 15,000 paintings.

The two-day event will feature a seminar on Tuesday and an exhibition of his 80 paintings on Wednesday.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 29th, 2015. 

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