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Art FactsArt fact for August 08

Roaring Auction: At a recently held auction, In The Fast Lane, a high gloss oil on canvas (60 x 90 inches) by Suryakant Lokhande was sold at an amazing INR 1244998.



Care for Me

Principal pests that can damage paper artwork are mice, silverfish and book louse. They love to feast on paper. Insects like silverfish thrive in cool moist conditions. Insecticides should not be used near the artworks as it could lead to discolouration and fading. The best method of preventing damage by pests is good house keeping. Regular checks can go a long way in preventing major damage. Other measures include checking indoor plants for these pests.


Art Fresh

Value Artist* profile:  Hindol Brahmbhatt born in 1974, received his B.F.A. from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U. Baroda and a Post Diploma in painting from the same university. Soothing colours, simple treatment of the subject, this is how Hindol’s paintings appear. But on closer inspection they delve into the reality of urban like. The protagonists are oblivious to the world around them. The artist’s style is to restrain the use of colours and forms, to distill his visual vocabulary to the minimum for the maximum effect. Hindol received a scholarship from the Kanoria Center for Arts, Ahmedabad in 1998. He has had  solo show of his works in Ahmedabad and participated in group shows in Ahmedabad, Baroda, Bhopal, Mumbai and Delhi. He has also received the Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy Award in 1987,1995 and 1996; Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Award and 1995 and Shamshaie Smruti Award, Gujarat State in 1995.

* A value artist is a quality emerging artist available at a great price.


Art Newswire

Art Newswire for August 08












Art Arrived

Growth artist* profile: Kanchan Chander was born in New Delhi in 1957. She studied painting and printmaking at the Delhi College of Art, the Kunst Hochschule Berlin, the College of Art Santiago Chile and the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris.

The chromatic intensity of her work, the persistence of natural imagery rendered in bold, simple form find their inspiration in the votive figures of bhutta tribal and Australian aboriginal art. Chander has participated in solo and group exhibitions around the world and her work can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi; Lawrence Gallery, Santiago; the British Museum; the Fukuoka Art Museum and the Glenbarra Museum. An artist and curator, she is a founder member of the Indian Printmakers Guild.

* A growth artist is a quality artist whose rate of growth in price is faster that the overall art market.


Art Links

International Art Galleries
www.3punts.com – Barcelona, Spain
www.798avantgallery.com –New York, USA
www.capriartgallery.com – Capri, Italy
www.serbianaart.com – Serbia
www.theagencygallery.co.uk – London,UK


Art Dictionary

Caricature: It refers strictly to the representation of a person or an object by exaggerating certain key physiognomical characters to produce a humourous or satirical effect.
Graphic Art: Any art work, i.e. essentially a drawing rather than a painting. The term includes everything from a simple sketch to printmaking and typography.
Islamic Art: This is understood to be art, which reflects the Islamic faith in most Middle Eastern countries.


Art Growth IndexArt Growth Index for August 08

Rs. 65.347 /square inch - Charcoal on paper, documented sale on www.theartstrust.com
Rs. 464.167/square inch - Oil on canvas, documented sale at an auction by www.sothebys.com

The growth index graphically depicts per square inch pricing of an artist based on a recent sale. The graph is based on documented sales data. Although price per square inch is not the true barometer of an artist’s quality of work/ appreciation­, Artchutney.com utilizes this ratio with the assumption that the quality of an artist’s work is a constant.