The Guardian took a tour of the fair on the preview day:
- “We’ve brought Damien [Hirst], Tracey [Emin], Gary [Hume], Mark [Quinn] and Antony [Gormley],” said Graham Steele, director of the London-based White Cube gallery, as he watched a who’s who of the south Asian art world file into the first India Art Fair on Wednesday.
- Suhel Seth, a Delhi-based analyst and lobbyist, said their presence reflected the growing importance of the Indian market. “This whole fair shows how the best galleries from across the world are making directly for India. The fair is running like clockwork and I’ve never seen so many chairmen of auction houses,” said Seth, who had just paid more than £10,000 for a Hirst print.
India Art Fair Draws Big Names to Delhi (The Guardian)