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Art Tax :The art community fears that GST will hit the already struggling art market Written by Vandana Kalra | Published:May 20, 2017 6:05 am

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council that met in Srinagar has declared tax slabs and cesses for more than 1,000 items, and among them is art — a category that till now was exempted from VAT in some states, including West Bengal. In Rajasthan, the tax was much lower. The tax reform has listed it under the tax bracket of 12 per cent, including, among others, “paintings, drawings and pastels”, “original engravings, prints and lithographs”, “original sculptures and statuary in any material”…


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Bachhawats of Kolkata's Aakriti Art Gallery form Bachhawat Foundation By Ashoke Nag, ET Bureau | 19 Dec, 2013,

KOLKATA: The Bachhawats of Kolkata's well-known Aakriti Art Gallery have conceptualised and formed the Bachhawat Foundation. The foundation was recently launched. 

The Bachhawat Foundation proposes to conduct art residency programs for potential, creative artists of the new generation to promote their art so that they don't get…

Bachhawat Foundation :Promotion of art, aesthetics, culture and literature

An Art Center having Artist Residency,Art Camps,Publications and more.A perfect ambiance that an artist requires in a serene surrounding.Less then 20 km from the Kolkata Airport,30 minutes drive.

Being an integral part of the art world for more than two generations and profoundly…


Aakriti Art Gallery had started the GenNext series of exhibitions to focus on young artists, who, it thought, showed promise. Most of the participants of this particular show were born in the 1980s, with one of them, Nihaal Faizal, born as late as in the 1990s. In its sixth edition (up to October 15), GenNext shows every sign of maturity, manifested in not only more carefully chosen works but also better display as more space is available now…

Notice Board - Internship Call

Aakriti Art Gallery is seeking to recruit 2 Gallery Interns to join the team at an exciting time before a busy forthcoming exhibition and art fair period.


Location: Kolkata


Key Responsibilities will include:

  1. Responsible for the day-to-day running of the gallery, interacting with clients and facilitating all phases of the exhibition planning process. 
  2. Meet clients and receipt items for the relevant sale. Manage the gallery with assistance.  Monitor incoming and outgoing items.  Ensure that the gallery area is presentable at all times.
  3.  Deal with email enquiries.  Assist with photography and take additional photographs of items for clients and specialists.  Liaise with vendors and specialists to confirm sale estimates and reserves.
  4. Assist in the production of sale catalogues.  Upload relevant text and images to the various online sites.
  5.  Organise marketing and advertising in print and electronic media. Monitor web based advertising. Compose mass emails to clients in the run up to the auction. Understand and engage with social media in various forms.
  6. Manage the consignment of artworks and prepare the saleroom for exhibitions.  Assist specialists with all pre-exhibition enquiries.
  7.  Ensure that all gallery website content are monitored and kept up to date.  Assist with the break-down of the exhibition and the preparation for the sale day.
  8. Assist with invoicing and payment in the days following the sale. Assist with shipping and arrange postage and packaging for lower value items.
  9. The candidates are also expected to travel when and where required with gallery office work, shows or events  
  10. Assisting sales team and contributing to client database.



The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Art background along with co-ordination, logistical organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication and delegation skills are essential.
  • Experience and knowledge of operating a wide variety of tools and machinery.
  • Computer literate all Microsoft office packages ideally, Photoshop.
  • Light art handling skills are a plus.
  • Proficient in languages, poses basic writing skills, solid interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills,
  • Should be able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self – motivated, responsible and can work within a team structure.

These are immediate openings and the selected candidates will have to join immediately. To apply please send a covering letter and curriculum vitae to relation@artnewsnviews.com by 5th of August 2015.


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 Orbit Enclave, First Floor

 12/3A, Picasso Bithi (Hungerford Street)

 Kolkata-700 017   


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Event Details

Masterpieces 2018

Time: December 10, 2018 at 11pm to December 24, 2018 at 7pm
Location: Aakriti Art Gallery,Kolkata
Street: 12/3A Hungerford Street
City/Town: Kolkata
Website or Map: http://www.aakritiartgallery.…
Phone: 9830411116
Event Type: masterpieces
Organized By: Aakriti Talk Art
Latest Activity: Dec 7, 2018

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Masterpieces 2018

Aakriti Art Gallery


Masterpieces 2018

10th December to 24th December 2018

11 am – 7 pm


Aakriti Art Gallery,Kolkata

Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata proudly presents works by Masters from its own collection with all works coming in with impeccable provenance and selected exclusively for this Show. The works on sale from 10th December till 24th December, 2018 are Akbar Padamsee, Akhil Chandra Das, Akhilesh, Amrita Shergil, Asim Basu, Bikash Bhattacharjee, Bimal Kundu, Chitravanu Mazumder,Ganesh Pyne,Ganesh Haloi, Himmat Shah, Indra Dugar, Jamini Roy, Jogen Chowdhury,Jayshree Chakravarty, K.H.Ara, K.Laxma Goud,Krishen Khanna, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Manjit Bawa,Manu Parekh, Nandalal Bose, Paresh Maity, Paritosh Sen, Rabin Mondal, Ramkumar, Sadanand Bakre, Sakti Burman, Satish Gujral, Seema Kohli, Shyamal Dutta Ray, Suhas Roy,Sunil Madhav Sen,Syed Haider Raza and Tapas Biswas which comprise the  show titled ‘Masterpieces 2018’.


This exhibition of the works by Masters provide an insight into the condition of art in India and the opportunity for many questions regarding the idea of “identity” and to what extent we extend ourselves? These are the questions whose answers provide us with the ingredients making for a politics of rendition. Any effort to define the present disparate practices is very likely to seem extravagant. The works by these Masters speak for themselves and they need little or no introduction at all.

The ‘Masterpieces 2018’ showcased here at Aakriti Art Gallery,Kolkata .The works are irradiate, compositions of moments adorned with a visual felicity by a total expressive efficacious visual text, but it never slips into an external sign but rich in solitude and inwardness revealing the legacy and aesthetic beliefs reminding us that the passage and journey of a painter’s work are always toward comprehensibility, clarity and revelation of the soul.

This show would definitely be one not to be missed by the art lovers of Kolkata.

For more details about the show, please get in touch with Ravi Gupta at artshop@aakritiartgallery.com / +91 9830411116. The show can also be viewed

online  at                         www.aakritiartgallery.com

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