Indian art

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Art market

V.S. Gaitonde's £3.4m record-breaking painting leads strong South Asian sales season

Glut of collections have come to auction this month, with strong results for lesser-known Indian Modernists broadening a narrow market

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Obituaries

'She transcends genres and brings together beauty, text and form': tributes to Zarina Hashmi who has died, aged 83

The Indian artist was known for her innovations in printmaking and her reflections on the 1947 Partition

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India Art Fair

Delhi police shut down protest-inspired work at India Art Fair

The work, which was painted live at the event, featured Urdu calligraphy and images of women in hijabs

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Exhibitions

Largest collection of contemporary Indian art heads to Moscow

Several Indian private museums are lending works for an exhibition due to open at the State Tretyakov Gallery

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Art fairs

India Art Fair opens with a strong national spirit amid ongoing protests

Director Jagdip Jagpal says the fair is proud to remain regional while dealers double down on "Indian taste"

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see during Mumbai Gallery Weekend

From how Uber drivers visualise their company’s headquarters to the rediscovery of an Indian Modernist pioneer

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Exhibitions

Rare outing for East India Company art at London's Wallace Collection

Exhibition curated by the historian William Dalrymple celebrates the artists behind the works of flora, fauna and daily Indian scenes

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Exhibitions

South Asian group show brings post-partition politics to Cambridge

Exhibition at Kettle’s Yard brings together 11 artists from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh to explore issues of borders and migration

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Kashmir

Kashmir lockdown traps artists headed for Kochi residency

Two students from the University of Kashmir are unable to leave the state following government imposed restrictions on movement and communication

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Smuggling

Stolen artefacts from 'prolific art smuggler' returned to India

Objects are reportedly linked to antiquities dealer Subhash Kapoor who is facing criminal charges in the US

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the poster master Alphonse Mucha to Mrinalini Mukherjee's organic, sexual forms

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Collectors

Sikh Empire collector hopes to open dedicated museum

The London-based collector Davinder Toor holds one of the most significant collections of Sikh works in the US and the UK

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Venice Biennale 2019

India announces Venice Biennale artist line-up for Gandhi themed exhibition

Contemporary re-assessments of the independence leader's legacy are unlikely to be addressed in artists' responses

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

Indian galleries raise their game at Art Basel in Hong Kong

Presence of more dealers at the fair signals a comeback in the country’s art market

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Art market

Art Basel in Hong Kong welcomes more mainland galleries

Dealers from across Asia are ramping up their presence, and around half of the projects in the Kabinett sector are by Asian artists

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Art market

Asia Week auctions reveal breadth of the market

Christie’s and Sotheby’s dominate in terms of value but smaller firms can compete in the field of Asian art, with the internet’s help

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From a divine Renaissance man to Indian Modernists

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New consortium seeks to promote Indian art in New York and beyond

Sotheby’s is among the partners in the initiative led by the India Center Foundation

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V&A’s Indian textiles have stories to tell

Shirt inscribed with Koranic verses was kept in storage for 80 years, while appliquéd wall hanging was found dumped in a New York street

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Politics

India’s leading institutions suffer political setback

Directors modernising formerly moribund museums are being undermined by Hindu extremists

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Tate Modern

India’s first Pop artist Bhupen Khakhar coming to Tate Modern

Not yet publicly announced, it is scheduled for 2016

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Exhibitions

The luxuries of a vanished world of Maharajas are explored through over 250 objects at the V&A

Next month the V&A in London presents 'Maharaja: the Splendour of India’s Royal Courts'

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Soham Gupta

Gupta joins Hauser & Wirth

Gagosian beaten to the punch

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Anish Kapoor

Interview with Anish Kapoor: “I haven’t done much at all”

Despite having tackled some of the most ambitious commissions in contemporary art, such as Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, the Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor says “the problems in the end are always in the studio”

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Art fairs

Dubai fair reaps reward of focus on Indian contemporary art

British collectors Charles Saatchi and Frank Cohen were among those who bought

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India

Plans for Kolkata Museum of Modern Art: India's answer to Tate Modern?

A major new museum to be built in eastern India is being largely supported by commercial galleries and corporate collections

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Private Museums

Devi Art Foundation is India’s first private museum of contemporary art

Anupam Poddar and his mother Lekha have assembled a collection of over 7,000 works of art

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Art Dubai

Strong sales at Art Dubai shadowed by censorship of Pakistani artist

Market worries conspicuously absent at Art Dubai

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Collectors

Private equity millionaire Adu Advaney to open a London gallery

Indian collectors are starting to buy contemporary art by their compatriots

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Soham Gupta

Gagosian goes for Gupta

Indian artist Subodh Gupta is in the mega-gallery's sights

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Fakes & copies

Leading Indian sculptor Somnath Hore’s show closed early as family alleges the majority of works are fake

This is not the first time the artist's work has been forged

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Collectors

Seven of the most prolific Indian art collectors

Four based in India, one New York Indian, one US couple and one Japanese buyer

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Art market

New York-based Indian gallery comes to London

Aicon joins growing number of London-based dealers selling South Asian work

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Art market

Christie’s hails success of “first” Middle East sale

Sales in Dubai almost doubled expectations, and the majority of buyers were new (just don’t mention the Tel Aviv saleroom)

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Art market

Modern Indian art fetches top prices at Sotheby's

But older decorative arts of the subcontinent fail to excite buyers

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Asia Week

Asia week: Fakes overshadow contemporary Indian sales

Sotheby’s and Christie’s did well but concerns are growing about the scarcity of top end buyers

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Art market

The work of young Indian artists is entering the Western market with collectors itching to obtain this contemporary art

Prices are rising for a new generation of Indian artists

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Exhibitions

The adventures of Hamza: Mughal art the V&A

An exhibition of rare Mughal paintings, ten years in the making

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Art market

Following the postponement of Asia Week due to the World Trade Centre attack, sales flopped amid scant enthusiasm

Gandharan sculpture did well in an otherwise difficult week at the postponed Sotheby’s and Christie’s auctions

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Exhibitions

Subcontinental splendour at the Victoria & Albert Museum

An exhibition of Sikh treasures casts new light upon the art of an Indian culture better known for its war-like tendencies

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Exhibitions

The unknown art of Indian Jainism at the V&A

About six million Indians follow this faith, but its art and beliefs are very little known to many in the west

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Exhibitions

Indian Christmas at the V&A

Exhibition of Kalighat painting to tour the UK

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Victoria & Albert Museum

The Queen to open gallery of Indian art at Victoria and Albert Museum

Britain’s immigrant community not yet in the giving mood