Source: THE HINDU

Let’s be honest, the NFT art world would not be having the trajectory it is, if Metakovan and Twobadour did not spend close to $70 million worth of crypto on Beeple’s Everydays: The First 5000 Days,” says Amrita Sethi, “That figure alone is enough for artists to start delving into the virtual NFT art space.”

Source: THE ECONOMIC TIMES

It took a few minutes for Vignesh Sundaresan and Anand Venkateswaran to realize that they’d parted with $69.3 million for a digital artwork stored in a JPEG file, coincidentally securing their place in art history. “We weren’t sure we won,” said Venkateswaran, describing the nerve-racking final moments of the online auction for a collage of 5,000 images by the artist known as Beeple.

Source: live mint

The third edition of the Hurun India Art List is populated with names of the leading Modernist and contemporary artists from the country. Featuring top 50 artists alive, this selection is based on the sales of works at public auctions till 30 December 2020.

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“A Passion for Modern Indian Art” : Jane & Kito de Boer Collection

Source: CHRISTIE'S

Find greatness that you can afford,’ suggest the collectors Jane and Kito de Boer. It would be wise to take their advice — the couple own one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of modern Indian Art. In this video Jane and Kito de Boer share their passion for modern Indian art and how they felt compelled to begin collecting after moving to Delhi in the early 1990s.

Source: The Hindu

A JPEG file went under the hammer at Christie’s on March 11 and was sold for $69.3 million (roughly ₹504 crore), which was paid in cryptocurrency. The world — including the work’s creator, digital artist Beeple — watched in disbelief. Everydays: the First 5,000 Days, a collage of 5,000 images created over 13 years, was the first ever non-fungible token (NFT) to be sold by the auction house.

Source: FIRST POST

Mumbai-based auction house Prinseps will be holding two NFT auctions: of 1950s artist Gobardhan Ash’s artworks, and Oscar-winning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya’s fashion sketches. July promises to be a busy – and interesting – time for Prinseps, a research-focused auction house based in Mumbai.

Source: art work archive

We consulted two art insurance specialists, and both had horror stories to tell. Things like pencils going through paintings and red wine glasses flying onto canvases. Interestingly enough, in each case the art collector came to the insurer after the incident looking for a restoration expert and art insurance coverage.

Source: Artsy

Groucho Marx once said that he never wanted to belong to any club that would accept him as a member. I feel a similar skepticism about being part of a club I never asked to join. But my 1983 birth grants me membership in what demographers and marketers now call “millennials.” 

Source: the culture trip

Chennai is one of India’s preferred destinations for cultural tourism and boasts a great tradition and patronage for the performing arts. However, while art forms of all kinds have flourished and been appreciated historically in this city, recent years have seen Chennai take to another relatively modern form of art appreciation through the setting up of several new art galleries.

Source: the culture trip

From open air installations to traditional gallery displays, Bangalore is at the forefront of the dynamic art scene in India. Enthusiasts looking for contemporary art have plenty to indulge their creative senses in India’s Silicon Valley. We have shortlisted the 10 best art galleries in Bangalore you must visit.

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Much has been talked about Mumbai’s vibrant art galleries and the thriving art scene in the city. Taking a leaf from its cosmopolitan sister city, Navi Mumbai is also warming up to art connoisseurs to display its colorful side. From sculptures, paintings and graphic modern art, there is a lot to explore at Navi Mumbai’s art galleries.

Source: the culture trip

In recent years, New Delhi has witnessed a subsequent boom in new galleries, as well as in art events, fairs, and exhibitions – all of which attract a newfound global interest in the Indian art market. Delhi’s contemporary art scene is on the rise, and we profile ten of the city’s best contemporary art exhibition spaces.

Source: Robb Report

With U.S. consumers spending more than $150 billion on arts and entertainment in recent years, new data released by Invaluable — the world’s leading online marketplace for fine art, antiques and collectibles — examines how consumer attitudes and preferences toward art will impact behavior for future generations.

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The Delightfully Disturbing Conceptual Art

Source: Bloomberg

Michael Joo is an artist who freely explores genres of sculpture, performance, video art and installation. His experiences dictate how he approaches diverse topics, with keywords spanning from identity, nature, humanity and even politics. His art radiates from a singular identity to a universal identity, and at times reaches out to something else altogether, making him one of the most enigmatic artists in contemporary art today.