Three works by Amrita Sher-Gil, a painter regarded as a pioneer of modern Indian art, have been sold for over $2.5m at auctions this year. All are self-portraits by an artist whose works have a rarity value internationally because they have been declared “national treasures” by the Indian government, which means that those in India [...]
A new record price for an India painting was set today at a Christie’s auction in New York when $3.5m ($4.01m including buyer’s premium) was bid, it is believed by Kiran Nadar, India’s most prolific collector, for Birth, a monumental 8ft x 4ft oil on board (above) by F.N.Souza, one of the country’s most famous artists.
The previous record [...]
In 2013, ArcTanGent Festival was born and instantly became a mecca for bands whose musical ambitions go beyond that of writing a ‘pretty melody’ and having ‘a good beat’. Music to stroke your, or someone else’s, beard too (with their permission of course). Now ArcTanGent is back for its third incarnation, bigger and better than [...]
David Vincent is the owner of Sankeys, a British clubbing institution which was born in Manchester and has been transported over to Ibiza, where it’s enjoying unparalleled success. For the past five years it has grown and evolved into one of the most popular destinations for Ibiza’s clubbing faithful, with a diverse range of parties [...]
In India, the iconic Bajaj auto rickshaws or tuk-tuks cost around Rs200,000 or £2,000, Two nights ago, twenty were sold for up to £100,000 each in brightly coloured designs at a wildlife charity auction hosted in Lancaster House by Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
There was a London taxi lookalike, a bamboo [...]
Vennart Interview and album stream: ‘This album is more focused on vocals and guitar rather than pounding your head and complex riffs’
In February 2011 after 12 years, 4 albums and 3 EPs, experimental progressive cult rockers Oceansize split up. Now, after 4 years, frontman Mike Vennart is back with a solo venture, simply titled Vennart and an album, The Demon Joke. The album is available to stream with The Independent a week before its official label [...]
Auction houses need to find something special to galvanise the hesitant Indian modern art market and make their sales a success, and that is what both Christie’s and Bonhams have succeeded in doing at their annual June sales in London this week. Christie’s hit a winner on June 10 with a large historic work by [...]
Next week Paris plays host to the third annual Weather Festival. It’s an event that has been growing in stature year on year, and 2015’s edition looks to be one of their most exciting yet, with a cavalcade of artists passing through the event space over the weekend of June 6th and lots of very special performances taking place. With that in mind, we turned to one of the men behind Weather, Brice Coudert, to select some of the most anticipated appearances at the festival…
Most parents with children under the age of five, and every librarian, will be familiar with award-winning Scottish author and illustrator Debi Gliori’s work. Born in Glasgow, she is well known both for her picture books and her novels for children and has been shortlisted for all the major prizes, including the Kate Greenaway Award [...]
ALSO is an alias that has been adopted by Appleblim and Second Storey, AKA Laurie Osbourne and Alec Storey respectively. As a duo they started out with a release back in 2010, and moved create a live set, which they debuted at Space in Ibiza. Out of the many studio sessions and live performances that [...]
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