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Sliding Chinese art mart gives India price edge


August 20th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A slight fallback in the Chinese art market has given Indian art the chance to grab a larger price share, says Christie's top officials visiting ... Read more...

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Four private Indian art archives from US on sale at Sotheby’s


August 9th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Sotheby's has brought out selected art from four important collections of South Asian modern and contemporary art including a cache of wooden toys crafted by ... Read more...

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HRD ministry to preserve Kashmir’s manuscripts, paintings


July 21st, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Saturday said that his ministry has decided to take up preservation of Kashmir's rich manuscript wealth under the national ... Read more...

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Tyeb Mehta work sells for $2.1 mn at Christie’s South Asian auction


June 12th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) An untitled painting of Mahishasura by Tyeb Mehta was sold to an Asian institution for $2.1 million (Rs.120 million) at a Christie's South Asian Modern ... Read more...

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Tyeb Mehta, Khoj, Pakistani art to lead Christie’s Asian sale (With Image)


May 30th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The annual sale of South Asian modern and contemporary art June 11 in London by Christie's will be led by an iconic art work by ... Read more...

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Encounters with Husain, Pyne, Bawa…An art critic remembers (With Image)


February 19th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) He came in a car, sold it and went away in a bicycle. The man was none other than late painter and maverick genius M.F. ... Read more...

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New art installation at Nizamuddin railway station


February 2nd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) A public art installation by noted artist Naresh Kapuria depicting train journeys will lend a breath of fresh air to the capital's Nizamuddin railway station.The ... Read more...

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Spotlight on M.F. Husain, price consciousness (Art Fair Review)


January 30th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) A surge of interest in icon M.F. Husain's art, curiosity about new media work, price consciousness and the realisation that European modern classics can be ... Read more...

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Where Indian art meets global creativity (With Image)


January 26th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Boundaries crumbled when India met Iran, Germany, Britain, US and Africa under one roof at the India Art Fair which opened to the public here ... Read more...

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Jaipur delegates slam Rushdie ‘gag’


January 24th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) The intellectuals fraternity at the Jaipur Literature Festival responded with outrage to the new "fatwa" on author Salman Rushdie, who was stopped from addressing the audience ... Read more...

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Writer to move court against ‘Satanic Verses’ ban


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Editor and writer Nilanjana Roy plans to move court against the ban on Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses", said a source in the committee that petitioned ... Read more...

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Sahmat sends open invitation to Rushdie


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Drawing parallels with late painter M.F. Husain, artist-activist group Sahmat Monday extended an invitation to Salman Rushdie, author of "The Satanic Verses", who has had ... Read more...

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Writers seek revoking ban on ‘The Satanic Verses’


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) A group of independent writers and artists Sunday presented a petition supporting the right of all artists and writers to freedom of expression and revoking of ... Read more...

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Fanatics attacked me: Gay painter


January 6th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Artist Balbir Krishan, a gay painter from Uttar Pradesh, Thursday claimed that he was assaulted by unidentified men at the end of his solo exhibition ... Read more...

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Husain documentary to be screened at IFFI


November 29th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 29 (IANS) A film documentary by late painter M.F. Husain will finally be screened at the ongoing 42nd International Film Festival of India despite right wing protests, said ... Read more...

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No screening of Husain’s film at IFFI


November 27th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 27 (IANS) Bowing to pressure from rightwing Hindu groups, organisers of the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) deferred the screening of legendary artist M.F. Husain's documentary.Speaking ... Read more...

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Melange of colours at India Art Festival


November 19th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Works of 600 artists, 40 art galleries and scores of admirers -- it's a medley of colours and culture at the India Art Festival 2011 being ... Read more...

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Hazarika hummed songs of love, nature


November 5th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Most of singer Bhupen Hazarika's songs dwelt on the themes of love, nature and the varied hues of human emotions.Noted for his clear diction and ... Read more...

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Tyeb Mehta still rules art auctions


September 25th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Even two years after his death, Tyeb Mehta, pioneer of post-Independence modernism in Indian art, continues to rule international auction markets. The works of Mehta, who ... Read more...

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He seeks salvation for faceless hundreds


September 25th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 25 (IANS) It is not uncommon for this man in Bihar to offer 'pindadan' -- a Hindu service seeking salvation for the dead -- for hundreds of ... Read more...

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Family, friends recall Husain, colossus of Indian art


September 17th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Family, friends and associates relived memories of India's most popular face in contemporary and new media art, M.F. Husain, as the spotlight turned on his ... Read more...

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E-commerce changing India’s art mart: Saffronart CEO (Interview)


September 15th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) E-commerce sites are changing the way people buy art in the country, says Dinesh Vazirani, CEO of India's biggest online art auction house Saffronart. The ... Read more...

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Indian art 2.0: Rise of the Young Turks


September 8th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The order is shifting in the firmament of contemporary Indian art. The depleting tribe of senior artists -- following the demise of Jehangir Sabavala, M.F. ... Read more...

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Sabavala death second great loss to Indian art


September 3rd, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Artists and patrons of art paid tributes to noted painter Jehangir Sabavala, who died in Mumbai Saturday, describing his passing away as the second great loss ... Read more...

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Jehangir Sabavala, a modernist creator of tranquil scenes (Obit)


September 3rd, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) The human form emerged shrouded in silence, encapsulating the notion of solitude perfectly in artist Jehangir Sabavala's works."My art, a mixture of academic, impressionist and ... Read more...

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Forbidden art: Bollywood adult movie posters on show


August 26th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) A kitsch art showcase of 30 Bollywood adult film posters has brought to the capital snapshots of a forbidden aesthetics of the Indian movie industry ... Read more...

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At long last, Husain comes to Delhi (Feature, With Image)


August 6th, 2011 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Nearly two months after he died in exile, unable to exhibit his works in India, M.F. Husain is splashing colour on the capital's art canvas ... Read more...

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India-Bangladesh art summit begins in Mumbai


August 1st, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Artists from India and Bangladesh Monday came together to participate in a weeklong summit dedicated to two legendary artists of the subcontinent, M.F. Husain and Mohammad ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha pays tribute to Mumbai blast victims


August 1st, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Reiterating the resolve to fight against terror, Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari Monday paid tribute to the victims of the July 13 Mumbai bombings."No ... Read more...

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In exile, Husain wanted to destroy his paintings: Son


July 4th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Forced to live away from India, M.F. Husain at one time wanted to destroy all his paintings, says his son Owais Husain who is hungering ... Read more...

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For M.F. Husain, Shahnaz Husain was empress Noor Jahan (With Images)


July 3rd, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Beauty expert Shahnaz Husain was Mughal empress Noor Jahan to celebrated artist and distant cousin Maqbool Fida Husain, who painted her like the Muslim queen ... Read more...

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Indian art is flavour of Paris spring-summer


June 26th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) From the scroll painters of West Bengal, to docu-movies on celebrated contemporary art masters like M.F. Husain and S.H. Raza to sculptures by Indian-born British ... Read more...

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I am still to be successful as a painter: Shuvaprasanna (Interview)


June 19th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Celebrated contemporary painter, social and political activist Shuvaprasanna has donned all mantles with ease. He has rubbed shoulders with the likes of Gunter Grass and ... Read more...

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Reema Nath made Husain act in ‘Mohabbat’


June 13th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 13 (IANS) Writer-director Reema Rakesh Nath is perhaps the only one to have directed M.F. Husain in a film. Not only that, Husain also painted the poster for ... Read more...

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Husain was a true lover of India: Shabana


June 11th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) M.F. Husain loved India very much and should not have been "forced out" of the country, says Shabana Azmi remembering the celebrated painter who died in ... Read more...

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