Art Is Getting Hotter

If you’re looking for an investment that will at least look good, no matter what happens, you know where to go

Published: Jan 10, 2011
Art Is Getting Hotter
Image: Minal Shetty

Art is hot and getting hotter. Proof? Last year, the India Art Summit sprawled over 4,500 sq.ft., 380 artists and 54 galleries from 11 countries were represented, and art worth Rs. 26 crore changed hands. This in a year that saw one of the worst global economic slowdowns ever.

This year, the summit will spread over 8,000 sq.ft., with 570 artists, and 84 galleries from 20 countries. Ashish Anand, director, Delhi Art Gallery, says, “Everyone will come: Collectors, artists, critics. Attendance is huge, with 20,000 people a day. It’s a fantastic platform for participants. And collectors.”

If you’re looking for an investment that will at least look good, no matter what happens, you know where to go.

January 20-23, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

by Nilofer D’Souza & Shaista Bharwani

(This story appears in the 14 January, 2011 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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