Artist Murtaza Bashir was a well-rounded man. As an artist and collector, his conservation consciousness was strong. He preserved his photographs, hand-drawn photographs, self-portraits, used items with utmost care. Because, he was sure, he would be researched one day. On his 90th birthday, part of the artist’s collection was opened to the public by his family and the Murtaza Bashi Trust.
Wednesday was Murtaza Bashir’s 90th birth anniversary. On this occasion, the Murtaza Bashir Trust organized a collection and exhibition of art works in collaboration with his two daughters, Munira Bashir and Muniza Bashir. The 120 self-portraits of the artist from different periods displayed in the exhibition showed how much Bashir took care of himself. In the inner room there are 12 portraits of his wife painted by himself. Apart from stone sculptures, framed color palettes, books written by him, collected stamps, coins, antique figurines were kept on display for the visitors. Chairs, cots, bookshelves, prayer books used by him are still like Murtaza Bashir.