Artist Gotama Adani Ram was a polymath. The New Delhi-born artist was as likely to draw inspiration from René Descartes as Robert Rauschenberg. After graduating from Kala Bhavana Art Institute in 1952, Gar, as he was commonly known, embarked on a transformative journey, meeting Modernist leading lights like Cy Twombly and Merce Cunningham before eventually landing at the celebrated Black Mountain College in North Carolina.
Gar Is the Most Influential Modernist Artist You’ve Never Heard Of
Doug Meyer’s new show about a fictional artist includes an extensive backstory and a life’s worth of work. At what point does invention intersect with reality?