Will art offer good
investment opportunities in 2002?
The year 2001 was
overcast with the clouds of fear, terrorism and uncertainty. But the
art galleries of Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai continued to hold major
shows of well-known artists as well as newcomers. Collectors thronged
to the sales and private showings and bought art as if all was well
with the world. Vimla Patil asks whether
art will continue to be an investment of real value in 2002.
is perhaps the only creed that is not normative — its followers make
and observe their own norms. Love is a feeling that numbs all senses.
It is an experience that heightens sensibilities. Love is a chemical
reaction that involves pheromones.
Karnal, a new
destination for artisans
flashes a toothless grin, happily calculating her substantial earnings
on the last day of the week-long Women's Crafts Mela, held recently
beside the popular tourist spot of Karna Lake along the National
of a peon as an artist
job at the Delhi College of Art is to clean desks and chairs before the
college begins in the mornings. For the rest of the day, his task is to
run errands for professors from fetching them tea, water, a forgotten
paint-brush in the staff room, to whatever strikes their fancy.