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WHISPERING GALLERY

Fun for All

BY DT

The art world is holding on to its mask as one of many passengers on the never-ending Covid loop-the-loop. Continuing to defy gravity, and tagging along with the cresting United States stock market, is the world of auctions. In India, a one-time art juggernaut, yet sluggish since the 2008 financial crisis, two local houses sold top-drawer paintings for dozens of crore while the country’s infection rates climbed to tragic highs. In late August, homegrown Mumbai upstart AstaGuru pawned off an average MF Husain painting in an online sale for a…

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