This limited edition serigraph is heavily inspired by the popular culture + popular art from the film Detective Byomkesh Bakshy and symbolizes icons of Kolkata.
The 8 elements have a strong relation with the adventures of Byomkesh Bakshy. This Pop Art reflects how Byomkesh Bakshys life and profession is interwoven with these popular vintage elements in a very classy, youthful, and stylish manner.
This Indian pop art print gives a vibrant and fresh impression to the eye of the beholder. The idea is to present retro and vintage elements in a modern form. These elements play a very significant role in the movie –like the Howrah Bridge which is the iconic landmark of Kolkata. In fact, Kolkata is not Kolkata without Howrah!
For a 1940’s detective, a typewriter and torch are elements that form his identity. The Taana rickshaw was the most crucial modes of transport in Kolkata during this vintage era. This hand pulled rickshaws is the classic traditional symbol of Kolkata. The vintage telephone and antique designed lantern are also classic examples of Indian popular objects. The India Coffee House played a pivotal role in creating Calcutta’s cultural scene in the 1940s and holds strong significance in the film.
This print relies on extracting objects from its context and blending them with other subjects for contemplation. The objects and related motifs are converted into pop art – for example, the background motif of ‘Ikkat’ is used for the antique charcoal iron.
Bright primary colors formulate the palette for the artwork. The main characteristic of this style is use of bold colors, bold outlines, and contrasting tones, thus, making this film inspired art appealing to all preferences and tastes as a fashion statement.