contemporary art

Lalit Kala Akademi to reach out to northeast


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 2 (IANS) The Lalit Kala Akademi is reaching out to the young in the northeast in its hunt for hidden talent, its vice chairman K.R. Subanna said Thursday."A ... Read more...

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I am yet to tire of ‘bindu’: Artist S.H. Raza


November 28th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) He's spent over four decades exploring the 'bindu' - or the dot - central to Indian spiritual iconography, and Syed Haider Raza, one of the ... Read more...

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Canvas with just a date up for 60,000 pounds


September 30th, 2011 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 29 (IANS) A bordered but otherwise blank white canvas with just a date written in a corner is expected to be sold for 60,000 pounds (over $94,000) in ... Read more...

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Kumari Selja welcomes exemption of customs duty for antiquities


February 28th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Welcoming the exemption of customs duty for antiquities and works of art, Culture Minister Kumari Selja on Monday said that this will encourage more and more private, ... Read more...

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Andy Warhol self-portrait goes on display for the first time in 30 yrs


February 12th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): A self-portrait of Andy Warhol, which is expected to fetch 5 million pounds in auction, has been displayed for the first time in more than 30 years.The ... Read more...

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Dylan’s handwritten lyrics fetch $422,500


December 13th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 13 (IANS) Handwritten lyrics of Bob Dylan's classic song "The Times They Are a-Changin" has been sold for $422,500 at an auction.The 69-year-old singer had written the words on a ... Read more...

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In a first, India goes to Venice Biennale as a nation


December 2nd, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) For the first time in the history of the 115-year-old Venice Biennale, the Indian government will take a showcase of contemporary art to ... Read more...

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Dennis Hopper’s art fetches $10mn at auction


November 15th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 15 (ANI): Late Dennis Hopper's art collections have fetched more than 10 million dollars, almost double the minimum estimate, this week at a Christie's contemporary-art auction.The "Easy Rider" ... Read more...

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Etihad launches club for art enthusiasts


November 6th, 2010 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 5 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways will launch a club exclusively for art enthusiasts who fly with the airline, it was announced Friday.The club, named Art Connect, will be launched in ... Read more...

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‘Contemporary art in Pakistan not here to stay’


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Nov 2 (IANS) Contemporary art in Pakistan was not here to stay, an eminent art critic said here.Art critic Quddus Mirza said: "Contemporary art in Pakistan may stay or may not ... Read more...

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Quentin Tarantino branded ‘elitist snob’ by Italian culture minister


September 18th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 18 (ANI): The Venice Film Festival came under the line of controversy when Italy's culture minister criticized Quentin Tarantino, head of jury, branding him as 'elitist snob'. The verbal attack ... Read more...

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Bharti Kher’s sculpture gets under a million pounds at Sotheby’s


June 29th, 2010 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) A life-sized elephant in a crouched position by UK-born Indian sculptor Bharti Kher fetched over £900,000 at an auction by Sotheby's in London Monday evening. "The Skin Speaks ... Read more...

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Painting by Indian artist sold for a record price at London auction


June 12th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 12 (ANI): A painting by a top Indian artist has set a sale record for a modern Indian work, after it sold at an auction in London for 2.4 million ... Read more...

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Sotheby’s to auction Bharti Kher’s iconic elephant


May 24th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) British auction house Sotheby's will June 28 offer on sale leading Indian contemporary artist Bharti Kher's sculpture "The Skin Speaks a Language of Its Own". The much ... Read more...

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Lasuboon Festival celebrated in Shillong


May 21st, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
By D. HenpilenShillong (Meghalaya), May 21 (ANI): A large number of people celebrated Shillong's two-day Lasubun Festival in style, with the objective of promoting the region as a tourist-friendly destination.Hundreds of visitors ... Read more...

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Kolkata exhibition highlights global warming’s impact on nature


May 20th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha MenonKolkata, May 20 (ANI): An art exhibition here is drawing public attention towards the grave threat posed by global warming to the nature.Organised at Gallery Sanskriti, the ongoing exhibition ... Read more...

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Cabbie gets Hirst doodle as tip, now worth 5,000 pounds


April 12th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) A British taxi driver received a sketch, which looks little more than a doodle, as a tip from Damien Hirst, the artist well-known for pickling a shark ... Read more...

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A gift for Sakti Burman fans (With Images)


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) It is art for the masses with an exclusive tag. Veteran Paris-based contemporary artist Sakti Burman has touched base with young art lovers in the country with ... Read more...

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Tall Gupta sculpture goes on sale in UK


February 2nd, 2010 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) A monumental sculptural installation by Indian artist Subodh Gupta - a 10-foot tall tower of copper cooking vessels - is to go under the hammer at London auctioneers ... Read more...

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Warhol Painting Sells for $43.8 Million


November 13th, 2009 - 8:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Andy Warhol painting ‘200 One Dollar Bills’ sold for an amazing $43.8 million. The highest presale estimate was of $12 million, but it sold ... Read more...

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‘200 One Dollar Bills’ Silk Screen Painting Sold At 43.8 Million Dollars


November 12th, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar New York, Nov.12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) New York's contemporary-art auction exhibited some of the marvelous art pieces and gained huge appreciation from the bidders. The major attraction of the auction was ... Read more...

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Spotlight on experimental, new age works at India Art Summit


August 5th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Video art, interactive projects and sound installations -- the second edition of the India Art Summit here promises the best in innovative, experimental, digital ... Read more...

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‘Olympic games of the art world’ Venice Biennale opens to public


June 8th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): The Venice Biennale, the oldest and most high profile contemporary art exhibition, is going on public display.The exhibition, which has gained tremendous popularity across the globe since it ... Read more...

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Demi Moore’s doll collection giving Ashton Kutcher nightmares


June 8th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): Demi Moore's collection of 3,000 dolls is giving husband Ashton Kutcher nightmares.The 30-year-old actor says that his wife's bizarre voodoo-style doll collection is freaking him out.Kutcher admits ... Read more...

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I hate exhibitions, they’re for sale: Jatin Das (Interview)


May 16th, 2009 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Leading artist Jatin Das, who is exhibiting solo in the capital after nine years, hates exhibitions as he says they represent the indiscriminate commodification of ... Read more...

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Delhi’s India Habitat Centre plays host to Australian aboriginal art exhibits


April 6th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr.6 (ANI): Warlukurlangu Artists, Australia, in partnership with art curator, Durga Vishwanathan, are showcasing contemporary Australian art in New Delhi.Titled 'Desert Dreamings', the paintings from the Central Desert of ... Read more...

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Indian art museums decaying for want of professional curators: official


March 23rd, 2009 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Indian art museums are decaying due to lack of professional curators and a training programme to groom more professionals is the need of the hour, an official of ... Read more...

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Lennons widow Yoko Ono to be honoured at Venice art exhibition


February 27th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Late Beatle star John Lennons widow Yoko Ono will be honoured for her contribution to the art world at this year''s prestigious Venice Biennale event in Italy.Ono, ... Read more...

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Francis Bacons Man In Blue portrait may fetch PS6M


January 15th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): Late painter Francis Bacons portrait Man In Blue is expected to fetch 6 million pounds at an auction.Man in Blue VI is special as it is one ... Read more...

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Brit artist Mark Leckey bags Turner Prize


December 2nd, 2008 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 2 (ANI): British artist Mark Leckey has been awarded this years Turner Prize for his film that included cartoon characters like Homer Simpson.Leckey earned the prize, which is ... Read more...

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Metallica drummer owned painting fetches $13.5m at Christie’’s


November 14th, 2008 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 14 (ANI): A painting of a boxer by Jean-Michel Basquiat, which was owned by Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, has fetched 13.5 million dollars at an auction.On the other hand, ... Read more...

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Internet changing contours of Indian art


July 27th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Gurgaon, July 27 (IANS) There was a time when art was considered an expression of human creativity and emotions. But art in India is fast becoming a craft powered by ... Read more...

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India to hold biggest-ever art summit in August


July 8th, 2008 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) India will join the ranks of global art hubs like Basel in Switzerland and Miami in the US with its first multi-disciplinary global art fair, the India ... Read more...

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Anish Kapoor sculpture attracts $3.87 mn at Sotheby’s sale


July 2nd, 2008 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) An untitled 2003 sculpture by Anish Kapoor sold for 1,945,250 pounds ($3.87 million) after being hotly contested by three bidders on the telephone at Sotheby's auction of contemporary ... Read more...

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Art gallery to host mega art show in Mumbai


June 22nd, 2008 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Abstract painter Soketu Parikh along with art dealer Ebraheem Jetha will curate a six-day mega exhibition of works by 42 artists at Jehangir Art Gallery, starting Monday. The ... Read more...

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