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All in the Family

The Ahuja Collection of Indian Contemporary Art

by Lavina Melwani

Like butterflies under glass, some art collections are catalogued and stored away; others exist on the pristine walls of museums, with uniformed guards separating them from human contact. Still other collections serve as color-coordinated style statements for affluent homeowners or as additions to hefty investment portfolios.

BARI KUMAR, Devoid, 2002, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches. Courtesy Bose Pacia Gallery.

For Anilesh and Tania Ahuja of New York, art is none of these things. They actually live…

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