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The art market isn't merely surviving, it's thriving despite Covid-19

History has proven that art has been a tradeable commodity in times of crisis - and where there are sellers, there are bound to be buyers, even in moments of adversity

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Kishore Singh  |  New Delhi 



Painting exhibition
AstaGuru, Pundole’s and Saffronart have reported stout sales, and galleries that were expected to close are still around and planning exhibitions, and reporting good business in spite of being closed for a while

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. Charles Dickens may well have been paraphrasing the art market with his “age of wisdom” and “age of foolishness”, for sales have hit records, an increasing number of artists have fetched bellwether indices, and while there are rumours about the market’s vulnerability, what is evident is its stoicism. “It has been a year of surprises,” a senior gallerist told me.

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First Published: Thu, November 19 2020. 06:10 IST

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