Interest in Art Now Includes a Taste for Non-Indian Artists
Here’s a report on artists working–and selling their work–in India.
“This is my first solo exhibition in India. I hope it does well,” says Dixon. “Not many artists from abroad used to exhibit their works in India. But now more foreign artists seem to coming to India,” says Dixon, who is in India as part of the Here And There (HAT) Project, the aim of which is to relocate artists to countries other than their native place for a period and see its effect on their works. [ . . . ]
The show of works by British enfant terrible Damien Hirst in Delhi and subsequent reports of Indians picking up some of them has stirred interest in the art world. Not every painter sells in the millions of dollars such as Hirst but the idea of buying art done by a painter or sculptor from a different cultural background is beginning to intrigue Indians.