"I became acquainted with Imran’s work even before I got to know him. Working for MNJ Communications in the early 70s, we were taken to see the thesis work of design students of the Central Institute of Arts & Crafts (CIAC), at the time Karachi’s leading art school."
It is significant that Imran Mir’s exhibitions were each numerically titled “Papers on Modern Art” ending posthumously with his “12th Paper on Modern Art”. His aesthetic style, informed by his exposure to art and artists especially during his stay in North America in the early ’70s, allowed him to carve his own niche and he may be considered part of alternative or rather parallel histories of Pakistani art.
A book launch and memorial for the late Imran Mir took place on Wednesday, 17th December 2014, at his studio house. The memorial marked the publication of his book, What You See Is What You See, and speakers Niilofur Farrukh, Shahid Abdulla, Hameed Haroon, and the artist's son, Kenan Mir, paid tribute to their late friend and colleague.