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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.


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

   +91 33 22895041

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   +91 33 22895042


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 august audience will get to witness the works of some of the masters and other eminent artists like Aditya Basak, Akbar Padamsee, Akhil Chandra Das, Akhilesh, Amitava Dhar, Asim Basu, Bijan Choudhury, Bimal Kundu, Bipin Goswami, Biraj Kumar Paul Chandra Bhattacharjee, Dhiren Sasmal, Dibyendu Basu, Ganesh Haloi, Ganesh Pyne , Jamini Roy, Jogen Chodhury, Lalu Prasad Shaw, M.F.Husain, Paresh Maity, Partha Pratim Deb, Prabhakar Kolte , Priyanka Lahiri, Rabin Mondal, Ramkumar, S H Raza, Sakti Burman, Satish Gujral, Sekhar Roy,Sekhar Kar, Snehashish Maity, Sudip Roy, Subrata Biswas, Suhas Roy, Sunil De, Tapas Biswas

- the crème de la crème of Indian art.

 It goes without saying that all of them have achieved unprecedented recognition in the art world through their accomplishments and skills in handling different mediums with expertise and invoking discourses over a period of time to gratify the viewers with some of the best known contemporary works produced in India; the presentation will be unique as well as delightful for the collectors. Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this bigger canvas of Indian Art with an unparalleled combination of realism and abstraction in the form of classical and conceptual art in the India Art Festival 2020.


India Art Festival

9th  – 12th January ,2020

11.00 am to 7.30 pm

Aakriti Art Gallery

Booth No. 8 & 9

Nehru Centre, Worli


Phone: +91 9830411116 or +91 9830411115

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