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Artist Seema Kohli on the India Art Fair 2022: 'Art is alive, physical and raw'
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Artist Seema Kohli on the India Art Fair 2022: 'Art is alive, physical and raw'

Multidisciplinary contemporary artist Seema Kohli contemplates the flow of life and death, and the universal feminine energies.

Artist's beautiful work at Venice will disintegrate, but the message will remain
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Artist's beautiful work at Venice will disintegrate, but the message will remain

Artist Saype has created this wonderful biodegradable landart painting on a floating barge using only biodegradable pigments made out of charcoal, chalk, water and milk proteins

Book Review | BN Goswamy's Conversations, a collection of his art columns, is a guide to every new enthusiast
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Book Review | BN Goswamy's Conversations, a collection of his art columns, is a guide to every new enthusiast

This book is evidence that an understanding of art need not be presented using convoluted paragraphs of indecipherable sentences.

Nigeria's looted treasures return to traditional palace after over 100 years
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Nigeria's looted treasures return to traditional palace after over 100 years

The return of the two artefacts comes as calls grow in Africa for Western countries to return colonial spoils from their museums and private collections

Living Art | Nishad Avari, Christie's Specialist, discusses reasons behind increasing prices of Jehangir Sabavala's works
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Living Art | Nishad Avari, Christie's Specialist, discusses reasons behind increasing prices of Jehangir Sabavala's works

"Jehangir Sabavala was one of the few modern Indian artists to extensively document his oeuvre. This has made his work more accessible to collectors around the world," says Nishad Avari, Head of Sale and Associate Vice President, South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art.

Living Art | How COVID-19 lockdown, contrary to popular belief, has led to a boom in art market, thanks to online auctions
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Living Art | How COVID-19 lockdown, contrary to popular belief, has led to a boom in art market, thanks to online auctions

“During the lockdown, disposable incomes of the high-end groups and businessmen had grown because they weren’t travelling, partying or attending weddings. Speculators disappeared, and serious collectors gained ground," says Dinesh Vazirani, CEO, Saffronart.

Living Art | Tracing Jamini Roy's evolution as a painter, from Western styles to indigenous forms
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Living Art | Tracing Jamini Roy's evolution as a painter, from Western styles to indigenous forms

Abanindranath Tagore’s idea of Indianisation of art and Rabindranath Tagore’s essay The Hermitage inspired Jamini Roy into nationalism and searching for his roots.

World AIDS Day 2021: All you need to know about antiretroviral therapy and how it works
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World AIDS Day 2021: All you need to know about antiretroviral therapy and how it works

Through Anti-retroviral therapy, patients effectively overpower the HIV replication that takes place in the body

Turn grief into art: Young artiste from Jaipur exhibits pandemic-themed Inktober on social media
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Turn grief into art: Young artiste from Jaipur exhibits pandemic-themed Inktober on social media

Poorti Purohit, a 24-year-old artist, executed a pandemic-themed Inktober with crowdsourced prompts from Instagram. "It created a community for a lot of people to express and remind each other that we are not alone in this."

Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art appoints Isha Ambani to board of trustees
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Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art appoints Isha Ambani to board of trustees

Isha Ambani was one of the lead negotiators in multiple transactions that led to over $20bn in global equity capital flowing into Jio Platforms Ltd., including a $5.7bn deal with Facebook

Art collective founder Omaid Sharifi opposes Taliban's erasing of Kabul murals
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Art collective founder Omaid Sharifi opposes Taliban's erasing of Kabul murals

Within weeks of the Islamists taking the capital, many of the street art pieces have been painted over, replaced by drab propaganda slogans as the Taliban reimpose their austere vision on Afghanistan.

Da Vinci's stamp-sized sketch of a head of a bear sells for an exceptional US $12.2 mn at Christie's auction
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Da Vinci's stamp-sized sketch of a head of a bear sells for an exceptional US $12.2 mn at Christie's auction

Leonardo’s delicate silverpoint study “Head of a Bear,” measuring just under 3 inches by 3 inches, and thought to date from the early 1480s, was included in Christie’s summer “Exceptional Sale” of high-value historical works of art assembled from a range of collecting categories.

Veteran artist Santosh Jain's upcoming solo exhibition explores various facets of womanhood in a patriarchal society
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Veteran artist Santosh Jain's upcoming solo exhibition explores various facets of womanhood in a patriarchal society

Jain's exhibiton titled She's In The Streets, She's In The Stars, will be the opening show at Method Kala Ghoda as it opens its doors for the first time since COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. The exhibition begins on 1 July and continues till 25 July.

Tokyo Olympics: Art becomes form of protest over decision to hold the Games against medical advice
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Tokyo Olympics: Art becomes form of protest over decision to hold the Games against medical advice

T-shirts, drawings and other artwork have become a form of protest over the decision to hold the Games against medical advice and the public’s opposition.

From MF Husain, Ram Kumar to FN Souza, AstaGuru's latest online auction features artistic milestones of India's most-celebrated masters
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From MF Husain, Ram Kumar to FN Souza, AstaGuru's latest online auction features artistic milestones of India's most-celebrated masters

The auction — to be held on 25-26 June — will also include rare works by the greats from the Bengal School of Art including Jamini Roy, Gaganendranath Tagore, along with works by distinguished artists such as Ganesh Pyne, Amrita Sher- Gil, KG Subramanyan, Akbar Padamsee, and Lalu Prasad Shaw, many of them appearing in an auction for the first time.

LOVE series: Copyright holder settles lawsuit with artist Robert Indiana’s estate
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LOVE series: Copyright holder settles lawsuit with artist Robert Indiana’s estate

Under the agreement, Morgan dropped its lawsuit against the estate and Indiana’s caretaker but not against the art publisher.

From Bihar Museum's biennale to 'Lokame Tharavadu' at Kochi, how Indian art world navigated first half of 2021
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From Bihar Museum's biennale to 'Lokame Tharavadu' at Kochi, how Indian art world navigated first half of 2021

In the Indian art world, the first six months of 2021 have been about sustaining physical programming and executing new online initiatives.

Little Electric Chair: Rock legend Alice Cooper to auction off Andy Warhol artwork
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Little Electric Chair: Rock legend Alice Cooper to auction off Andy Warhol artwork

The red acrylic and silkscreen on canvas was part of Warhol’s Death and Disaster series between 1964 and 1965.