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Back on its feet

ArtTactic’s market confidence report for Indian modern art gets a thumbs-up, but it’s cautious about the contemporaries For some time till the economy – and the art market – crashed in late 2008, drawing room conversations tended to centre not so much on art as much as investment in art. Though there was nothing intrinsically wrong if a set of investors wanted to treat it like any other tradable commodity, media attention focused unfortunately only on prospective returns, leading to a sprint in which galleries began to promote younger artists with potential but not ...