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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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SERIGRAPH, 1990 Collection Anant Art Delhi

Jyoti Bhatt’s Ganesha serigraph original was part of his solo exhibition at Bihar Museum Patna last year. Bhatt told me the beauty of Ganesha is its form that transcends all faiths and unites minds.

Known as the giver of counsel and remover of obstacles for humans and deities alike, although his elephant-headed form lends a playful quality, Ganesha's significance is profound…


Added by Uma Nair on September 18, 2021 at 7:43am — No Comments




On a pedestal stood a black marble head, a face of aquiline features, it had a charisma that drew me to its compositional control and clarity of thought. Instantly I wanted to know who it was and I was told the name of Pramod Mann. In 31 years I have never come across his name or work, but this work called Tree Nymph drew me into its maw.

I came back…


Added by Uma Nair on September 17, 2021 at 7:00am — No Comments

Edward Gorey by Richard Avedon (Richard Avedon Foundation)


Yesterday I came across a stunning expressive portrait of Edward Gorey taken by the brilliant Richard Avedon.This black and white study is at once austere and full of a deep sense of calm as well as a rare melancholy that is born of meditation. It has Gorey's cat nestled around his neck like a warm furry muffler. The cat is comfortable seated in reverie curled around her master's nack happy to have a place to sink into langour as it were.

This image…


Added by Uma Nair on September 16, 2021 at 8:47am — No Comments


Indra Worships the Elephant-Headed God Ganesha, Seated on a Throne folio from the Tehri Garhwal series of the Gita Govinda. Metmuseum collection.
Lord Ganesha-Vaikunta Mahadeva venerated for removing obstacles, is shown in this folio from the Gita Govinda series. Unusual to see God Indra’s reverence for this terracotta…

Added by Uma Nair on September 16, 2021 at 8:34am — No Comments

INDIA ART FESTIVAL 2020, 9-12 January at Aakriti Art Gallery Booth No. 8 & 9 Nehru Centre, Worli Mumbai

Aakriti Art Gallery, in its wonderful journey of over a decade, has created a niche for itself in Indian Art. With the purpose of serving its audience with the finest strokes by the Masters as well as the budding artists, Aakriti has never failed to amaze its patrons. Having established a footing in  Kolkata, Aakriti is ready to continue its cultural and artistic rendezvous with art aficionados in Mumbai. In the seventh edition of the India Art Festival at Nehru Center, Worli, its…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on January 4, 2020 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Affordable September Art Mela 2018

Affordable September

Art Mela

8th – 29th  September  2018

With the festive season setting in, Aakriti Art Gallery is hosting the 6th edition of the ‘Affordable September Art Mela’ in…


Added by Aakriti Talk Art on September 1, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Marks in the lives of two artists

Two artists, Shripad Gurav and Nandini Raikar amongst many others, won accolades in the category of painting amongst 6000 entries, conducted by the Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation this year.

Shripad Gurav is shaken by the behaviour and habits of the people of Goa. Their way of dressing arouses him. His art is also influenced by the genesis of Portuguese families.…


Added by Swetlana Cardoso on March 13, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Heads - FN Souza

Born in Goa in 1924, FN Souza was the first post-independence Indian artist to achieve acclaim in the west. He was also the founding member of the Progressive Artists group in 1947 and is best known for his inventive human iconic forms, particularly ‘heads.’

“Head”, 1956, 29.5” x 21.75”, Watercolour on paper, Image Courtesy :…


Added by Swetlana Cardoso on February 26, 2018 at 11:05am — No Comments

Moulding forms and figures - Verodina De Sousa

Verodina De Sousa is a renowned multi-talented Goan sculptor with more than 25 years of experience to her hood. She graduated from the Goa College of Art and with a degree in painting.

Starting off as a potter and to make ends meet with her husband and painter, Francis De Sousa, she resorted to pottery. At a later stage, she moved off to sculpting in search of a continuous self-realization, thereby transforming her thoughts to forms and figures. Always eager to learn and employ new…


Added by Swetlana Cardoso on February 26, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments



Rabin Mondal has almost completed seven decades of a glorious journey with his art without a break. In August 2015 he had a solo exhibition at Gorky Sadan of Kolkata, titled ‘Colours of Freedom’, organized on the occasion of the 68th anniversary of Indian freedom. At  the inauguration of the show he said in his…


Added by Aakriti Talk Art on January 17, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Art Day @ The Royal Calcutta Turf Club

Art Day @ The Royal Calcutta Turf Club

In support of Naktala Shilpi Astha

9th of December ,2017   12pm onwards

When Art blends with Horse racing then you get the blending of Aakriti Art Gallery and the Royal Calcutta Turf Club coming together to jointly host a day dedicated to Art alongside the thundering of hooves. The  activities and programs are Seven horse races which would also…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on December 5, 2017 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Ramkumar Lines and Colours By Prayag Shukla

Ramkumar, in his illustrious career encompassing seven decades, has created hundreds of enchanting works in the genres of drawing and painting. These works make us rejoice and observe the singular way in which he has used lines and colours – diligently and imaginatively, to explore the ‘tales’ and persona of a figure, a landscape or of an ‘abstract’ feeling or just the tale…


Added by Priya Bachhawat on August 2, 2016 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Remixing Charm: Post-Painterly Art of the Local

Remixing Charm: Post-Painterly Art of the Local

3rd – 25th July, 2015


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Added by Aakriti Art Gallery- Art Shop on June 29, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

In the Hues of Life- Paintings by P.R.Narvekar (8th May-- 30th May)


Life is a like a palette stirred and mixed with different shades of emotions. Even if they are represented as either joy or sorrow, the in-between layers of emotions can be infinite just like the countless hues of colours that blend between the black and the white. P R Narvekar is one of the pioneer artists of our times in the country…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery- Art Shop on May 5, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A requiem, a prayer, a song’- An exhibition by contemporary artists

‘A requiem, a prayer, a song’, an exhibition of works by contemporary  artists is an elegy to collective pain of humanity.  They evoke a sense of melancholy, a sense of the fading song, the desperate prayer. All that remains to be sung is the requiem.  The exhibition would be curated by Ina Puri, dedicated to the legendary artist Rajendra Dhawan. The exhibition hosted by Aakriti Art Gallery, Delhi would be held from 31st January-28 February’ 2015.…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on January 24, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments


The gradual evolution of Modernism in India in the post-independence era is also a unique tale of artistic endeavours, unending struggles and progression of vision against all odds by the artists to give birth to and deliver their individualistic language/s in art that made them the great Masters of Indian art of the twentieth century. The artworks of these Masters thus stand on their own to mark the emblematic journeys of each creator and the empowerment and enlightenment they could attain…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on January 20, 2015 at 5:12pm — No Comments

A Yank’s Memories of Calcutta & Memorabilia

Kolkata formerly Calcutta is a city shrouded in time warp basking in its earlier glory as the former capital of the country. Established in 1690, the city has ben immortalized time and again over the past three centuries, through art and litrature. Artists and photographers and writers have often embarked on a journey to reveal the mysteries of Calcutta. Many an adjective has been used to capture the essence of the city. Some romanticize the idea of Calcutta calling it,’Jewel of the East’, ‘…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on December 15, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

‘A Yank’s Memory of Calcutta’- An exhibition of sixty gelatin silver prints by Clyde Waddell

Kolkata formerly Calcutta is a city shrouded in time warp basking in its earlier glory as the former capital of the country. Established in 1690, the city has ben immortalized time and again over the past three centuries, through art and litrature. Artists and photographers and writers have often embarked on a journey to reveal the mysteries of Calcutta. Many an adjective has…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on November 25, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Artist Residencies at Bachhawat Estate during the month of November

Bachhawat Foundation is a not for profit organization dedicated to literature, art and culture. Set in the serene atmosphere of suburban Kolkata at Badu, providing equipments and opportunity for artist, printmakers and sculptors to channelize their creative energies. The foundation has been instrumental in hosting art camps and workshops. The state of the art sculpture and printmaking studio provides for a rare opportunity for the artist to practice their craft.

The Bachhawat…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on October 30, 2014 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Veteran Indian Artist Ramkumar to celebrate his 90th birthday

Abandoning his stringent-abstractionist persona, Ramkumar declares himself as an amorist of the landscape. The true object of his art is not to render the landscape, but to love it: the true subject of his art is the landscape as Beloved.’- Ranjit Hoskote

Ramkumar, one of the most prolific names in Indian contemporary art, born in 1924, would be celebrating his…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on October 20, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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