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The Indian art market is picking up at a record rate driven by strong domestic demand. Despite challenging pandemic years, the art community is continuing to grow, whether it is Saffronart’s recent record breaking auction sale that crossed Rs 100 crore this April, or galleries making consistent sales across price points, including many new millennial collectors.

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Indian modernists have been vanguards of shaping the narrative of Indian art in the modern world. Defining their individualistic artistic sensibilities during the tumultuous decades around India’s independence, these highly talented artists pursued relentless creativity. By constantly experimenting and evolving through different phases in their careers, they created landmark works that garnered critical acclaim and gave a new identity to Indian art.

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An upstart museum in India has launched an open-source digital encyclopedia of information related to the subcontinent’s rich artistic history, dating from 10,000 years ago to the present.

Included on the free platform, which went live last week, are thousands of articles on famous artists, movements, disciplines, techniques, and other topics; on the Bengal School of modernist painters, for instance, and the Bagh embroidery tradition of Punjab.

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Paving the path for female artists in modern Indian art, Hungarian-Indian painter Amrita Sher-Gil was considered one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century. Following her pioneering works, the post-independence era in India saw the rise of several women artists who made a mark in the trajectory of Indian art.


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.”


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.

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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.


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


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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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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.” 

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A gallery wall is “ideal for a small apartment,” said Luci Douglas-Pennant of Etalage, a company specializing in vintage prints and paintings like the ones in this arrangement. “Gallery walls can be hung around windows, around doors,” she said, “even around cabinets in a kitchen.”

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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.

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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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According to the US Trusts’ 2017 Insights on Wealth and Worth, High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) under 50 years old are more likely to view art as an investment, while those over 50 years old are more likely to consider art as a part of their identity and lifestyle.


The Delightfully Disturbing Conceptual Art

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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.