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[New Delhi, August 20. Image via Getty]

An Indian woman speaks on a cellular telephone as she walks past a sculpture by Ved Prakash Gupat's work 'Dog democracy threshold' a 117x135x84 inch polymer resin construction on display at The India Art Summit 2009 in New Delhi on August 20, 2009. More than 17 International galleries participating the art summit including Japan, China, Thailand , UK, USA, Philippines and South Korea setting up stalls and showcasing their artworks for the first time. ndia's biggest contemporary art show opened in the Indian capital, but without works from the country's most acclaimed painter because of fears of attacks by Hindu extremist groups. Painter M.F. Husain, 94, who has been called the 'Picasso of India,' has angered hardline Hindus by portraying Hindu deities in the nude or in a sexually suggestive manner. The three-day India Art Summit, which has collections from 54 art galleries from India and abroad, decided to 'avoid displaying' noted Husain's work to prevent any disturbance at the venue, an organiser said. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN T (Photo credit should read RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)