5 July 2017

Howard Hodgkin: India My Somewhere Else By Sue Hubbard

Everyone has a “somewhere else” in their lives Howard Hodgkin said in 1992. “My somewhere else is India”. Howard Hodgkin was 32 when he first visited that vast country. At Eton, he’d been shown a 17th-century Mughal painting by a teacher and in his 20s had become, despite modest means, something of a collector of Indian art. A meeting with Robert Skelton, […]

13 March 2017


Howard Hodgkin A Road Trip Through India By Paul Carter Robinson

I met Howard Hodgkin in New York at the opening of his first US solo show at the Jill Kornblee Gallery, when I had just turned 18. As a first-year Fine Art student at the Boston Museum School, I had travelled down to NY with Stuart Cary Welch a Professor at Harvard, who by special arrangement with the Museum School and Tufts allowed […]

31 August 2015


Sotheby’s To Launch Full Scale Operation In Mumbai India

Robin Woodhead, Chairman of Sotheby’s International, has announced the strategic appointments in the Company’s Indian business and the opening of an office in Mumbai, India.  Edward Gibbs has been appointed Chairman of Sotheby’s India, Middle East and North Africa and Priyanka Mathew has been appointed Regional Director, Sotheby’s India. The move demonstrates the company’s commitment to providing […]

30 January 2014


Sotheby’s Set To exhibit Warhol, Richter and Hockney In India

Sotheby’s has announced that it will exhibit works by Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter and David Hockney in India for the first time. The artworks will be open to the public on the 31st January 2014, the exhibition at the Imperial Hotel, New Delhi has been designed to allow Indian collectors to view selected highlights from […]

19 September 2013


Snap shots of the Biennale of Chianciano 2013

With abstract works making faces at figurative ones, unintentionally, of course, the Biennale of Chianciano presented a rich offering. Certain emerging artists’ work could amaze or detain one’s attention for longer than expected.  Over a thousand people attended the event during the opening weekend. Guests ranged from local politicians, to journalists from national and international publications, […]

10 September 2013


Sultana Raza’s ‘Perception’ at the Biennale of Chianciano 2013

Paintings, sculptures, photography, and digital art of 120 artists from 30 countries, are tastefully displayed across 3000 m2 of the Museo d’Arte during the Biennale of Chianciano, on from 7-9-2013 to 14-9-2013. Opening night event was attended by hundreds of people, so much so that it was a bit of a struggle to move through […]

2 August 2013


KRITYA International Poetry Festival, India, Sept 15-17, 2013

Kritya is an International Poetry Festival, and this year it will be held at Gandhi Ashram in Wardha, Maharashtra, India, during September 15-17, 2013. Poets from countries across the world participate in Kritya, making it a rich & diverse cultural exchange, bringing people closer. I am very happy that my art has been selected for […]

17 July 2013


Christie’s Becomes First International Auctioneers to Operate Independently in India

It was announced yesterday that Christie’s auctioneers will become the only international auction house to hold sales in India. This follows their aggressive move into China and their longstanding commitment to retaining their market leadership in this lucrative part of the world. Their inaugural Mumbai auction of Indian art is scheduled for December 2013. it […]

11 July 2012


Alexander Calder An Adventure In India – Review

Fruit in England is small, and in Mediterranean countries is it enormous. I remember being taken aback that “orange” could mean such totally different fruits. The extension of this, however, becomes eerie. Things, particularly inanimate things like plants or fruits, grown gargantuan but still in precise shapes or patterns, is not quite a trope but […]

3 February 2012


India’s First International Contemporary Art Festival

Kochi‐Muziris Biennale 2012 to celebrate India’s rich cultural heritage and to showcase the best in international contemporary art This year, India is set to host its first ever festival of international contemporary visual arts, the Kochi‐Muziris Biennale – a not‐for-profit enterprise that will take place in Kerala within the city of Kochi and Muziris. Co‐founded by […]