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India Art fair

Every artist was first an amateur

Samanta Batra Mehta’s work have been included in private collections in the Americas, Asia and Europe. She did her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from St Xavier’s College, Mumbai and a Master of Science in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems from London School of Economics, London, UK. But it’s the various art classes and workshops including the year-long ‘Aesthetics of Indian Visual Art’ at the Bombay University, summer school in drawing and painting at the Central St. Martins, London and traditional Byzantine icon-making at the Prosopon School of Iconology, New York which took her fancy and shaped her destiny.

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ART is fair in love’n’war

Some pictures of India Art fair summing up the great Indian enthusiasm, yet conservative market. Sought out artworks were by Subodh Gupta, Gautam Bhatia, Jitish Kalat, T.V. Santosh, Sachin George Sebastian, Marc Chagall, Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami, Damien Hirst, Somnath Hore, Hema Upadhaya, Krishna Murari, Fabian Bercic, Tayeba Begum Lipi, Pakpoom Silaphan, Samanta Batra Mehta, V. Ramesh, Atul Dodiya, Samira Alikhanzadeh, Nantu Behari Das, Akash Choyal, Anant Kumar Mishra, Ruby Chisti to name a few.

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