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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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Source:The pioneer New Delhi Friday 28th March…

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.


Aakriti Art Gallery

(A unit of Chisel Craft Pvt Ltd)

 Orbit Enclave, First Floor

 12/3A, Picasso Bithi (Hungerford Street)

 Kolkata-700 017   


   +91 33 22893027

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Hyacinth Shadows- Turning a plate into transient Beauty

The process of printmaking is an intensive process; forms originate from crevices, transforming ink blots into a creation of rare beauty. Each print retains an element of originality, rather than being photographic reproductions. The variables intrinsic to the printmaking process deem every print as an ‘original. A unique image is created through the unique process. Aakriti Art Gallery Delhi presents’ Hyacinth Shadows’, a collection of rare prints of masters and young upcoming talent. The exhibition includes etchings, lithographs, woodcut prints and mono-prints.  The collection includes lithographs by M.F Husain from the ‘Hanuman Series’.The works of young contemporary artists focus on various social issues which are highly relevant in the present context. A special preview of ‘Hyacinth Shadows’ would be hosted by Aakriti Art Gallery for the Lado Sarai Art Night on 5th September from 7:30 PM onwards. The exhibition would be held between 6th-30th September between 11A.M-7P.M. Participating Artists: Abdul Salam, Abhijit Gupta, Aditya Basak, Akbar Padamsee, Amitabha Bannerjee, Amitava Dhar, Anshuman Dasgupta, Arindam Chatterjee, Arjun Kr. Majumdar, Ashok Bhowmick, Atanu Bhattacharya, Atin Basak, Bibekananda Mukherjee, Bimal Kundu, Biraj Kr. Paul, Chandra Bhattacharya, Chhatrapati Dutta, Debasis Barui, Dibyendu Basu, Ganesh Haloi, Indira Puri Mistry, Jahar Dasgupta, Jayashree Chakravarty, Jogen Chowdhury, Krishna Sardar, Lalu Prasad Shaw, M. F. Husain, Manasi Mitra, Manik Talukdar, Manoj Dutta, Manoj Mitra, Paritosh Sen, Partha Pratim Deb, Paula Sengupta, Pinaki Barua, Piyali Sadhukhan, Pradip Maitra, Prasanta Sahu, Rajat Sen, Rajen Mondal, Rajesh Deb, Sadhan Chakraborty, Samindranath Majumdar, Samir Aich, Sanat Kar, Sanchayan Ghosh, Sankha Bannerjee, Santanu Bhattacharya, Sekhar Roy, Sisir Tikadar, Somnath Hore, Soumik Chackroborty, Srikanta Paul, Subrata Sankar Sen, Suchibrata Deb, Suhas Roy, Sunil Das, Sunil Kumar Das, Swapan Kr. Saha, Tapas Shankar Basu, Vikram Bachhawat .

Aakriti Art Gallery

F-213/a. Old M.B Road

Lado sarai

New Delhi-110030

Phones- +91 011 46130500

E-mail- delhi@aakritiartgallery.com

Website: www.aakritiartgallery.com

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