India in New Zealand 2008-09 February 23, 2009

Dravid's new price tag

  Cricketers keep lending their names to products all the time but how many have works of art based on their nickname


Atul Dodiya's The Wall ©
 
Cricketers keep lending their names to products all the time but how many have works of art based on their nickname? A painting titled ‘The Wall’ as a tribute to Rahul Dravid's impregnable defence has sold for US$115,800 at a modern and contemporary art auction in Mumbai. The painting is done in three parts: 13 members of India’s 2007 World Cup squad have their autographs on each brick in the painting; next to this is Bollywood actor Aamir Khan in the midst of a big crowd watching a cricket match; the last part features a boy sitting on top of the wall which is part of a hilly landscape. Atul Dodiya, the artist, has dedicated the work to Dravid. Here’s hoping this inspires Dravid to create some masterpieces of his own in New Zealand.

Nishi Narayanan is a staff writer at ESPNcricinfo

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