Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport has been adjudged to be the world’s best in the category of handling 25 to 40 million passengers per annum. This got us thinking of what makes the Airport special to us Delhiites. The capital is synonymous with art and culture, displaying grandeur and history in its beautiful monuments, modernity in urbane architecture, and culture and heritage in the bylanes of Chandni Chowk. The city carries in its art and architecture the history and remnants of seven cities. The art displayed at the New Delhi Airport reflects the various facets of this city. So here is a look at all the installations, sculptures and paintings you might have seen at the airport but not noticed that make our visit to the Airport an aesthetically pleasing one.
M.F. Hussain, Indira Gandhi, hung in the Check-In Hall
Paresh Maity, The Indian Odyssey at Baggage Claim Hall
Ayush Kasliwal, Mudra Sculptures
Nikhil Bhandari, Suryanamaskar
Seema Kohli, Hiranyagarbha-The golden womb/sun can be seen by those passing through the International Departure Pier/Transfer Area
Satish Gupta, Surya-The Resplendent One has been given a chunk of wall in the International Departure Pier Node.
Paresh Maity, Celebration a set of two murals by Paresh Maity, can be seen in the International Arrivals Node.
Rajat Sodhi, Lehar
Anjolie Ela Menon, The Walled City
Next time at the Airport, enjoy and appreciate the Art Walk that this splendid Airport offers to oblivious passersby.