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Girish Shahane: The price of art

Day One of the India Art Fair, and everybody’s looking exhausted. Gallery owners have been run ragged setting up their booths, sending out invitations, and attending exhibition openings, collateral events and after-parties. The Art Fair is more professionally organised and better laid out than ever, having moved from Pragati Maidan to a massive triple tent in Okhla. Its founder, Neha Kirpal, has attracted not just India’s best galleries, but top international names like Hauser & Wirth and White Cube, as well as smaller exhibitors from unexpected places like Iran and Latvia. ...