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The Mumbaikar Series: Rachita Vora

Rachita Vora's The Mumbaikar series pays homage to the iconic magazine covers of The New Yorker.

"I’ve lived in both cities—Mumbai and New York—and to me, in so many ways, they are more similar than they are different. The recent construction and pollution notwithstanding, Mumbai is one of the world’s great cities, and I felt we needed a The Mumbaikar of our own. If not the literature and poetry, then at least the art.

When I began working on it, I decided on two things. First, that I wanted to try and capture moments and sides of the city that you won’t find on a postcard or tourist souvenir—no Gateway of India, no auto rickshaws, no Rajabai Tower. And second, that the moments and sides I choose to illustrate, mean something to me and my own history with the city," says the artist.

The Mumbaikar series will have a total of eight illustrations. DM @rachitavora on Instagram to purchase prints.


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