A long time ago when art was still a growing child, Bengali artists didn’t have money to buy paper and they brought an incredible idea. They asked for old sarees from Bengali and painted them. Told stories. Said history. And showed it to people as if it were a movie. And that made Bengali art history. The birthplace of this art idea, West Bengal has its capital Kolkata with a small suffering problem. An artist suffering to live.
Living in Kolkata, Mr. Sunil Pal is an artist but recently he had been neglected by his kids and with meager money, he just has his fine art paintings to sell. And the dear guy does that.
Located in southern Kolkata, Golpark is a posh area. Mr. Sunil Pal sits on the street outside Axis bank in the Golpark area and sells his artwork at Rs50 or Rs100 painting and few people bought it. I think you got the dark humor.
People like April, took to Twitter telling about his story, asking people to buy his art, so that he can at least eat. Aprita had also mentioned that she had bought a lot of paintings in November 2020, invited him as a guest of honor in a painting exhibition at Central Gallery Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata which was held between 5th to 10th Dec, and held by Arpita herself. But after that Mr. Pal’s work became irregular of course he is 80 now and things lopsided down.
Many people came in to help. They retweeted Arpita’s recent post asking for a number that Mr pal can be contacted or start online but Arpita informed stating that the person has no phone, has a hearing problem, and taking orders outside Kolkata or even in Kolkata becomes impossible then.
Other people like Sajeda Akhtar, had posted too on Twitter and many came with help, promising to buy, and one person also stating that he is willing to set up a website for Mr pal free of cost and asking other people to help with getting into Amazon and other works.
The Saraswati films have informed that they will buy 100 paintings at Rs100 each, or 200 paintings at Rs50 each , and stated that they would distribute it thereafter.
Many such people threaded the post and even the Logical Indian covered it.
Mr. Sunil pal needs your support, your pocket money’s tiny share. Kolkata residents that a request to you to please go and buy his paintings, they will awe you. You will meet him on Wednesdays and Sundays. And that’s the story of one lost artist, we have many. I hope we can recognize and help them. Manh Kolkata residents have shown a positive response. Let’s beautify his life and your room.
Artist Sunil Pal sits in front of Axis Bank, Gol Park, #Kolkata with his beautiful creations, after his kids abandoned him— Sajeda Akhtar (@Sajeda_Akhtar) May 24, 2021
Selling the wonderful pieces of art at only ₹50-100
This is his fight to earn his daily bread, so, if you're in Kolkata, pls buy his art🙏@abhijitmajumder pic.twitter.com/ig3BFqiEvo