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'When an artist dies, the world wakes up...'

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Artist Bikash Bhattacharjee's paintings have started to earn double its original price a month after his demise.
Nimisha Tiwari explores this trend

It's been a couple of months since artist Bikash Bhattarcharjee's demise and his creative expressions of art have already reached a new high, in terms of its price. Sadly, this has happened after he passed away in December last year. What is more disturbing is that often, artists start to gain glory only after they have passed away. Leading artists from across the globe have expressed their concern over such a phenomenon.
To this, Paris-based Bangladeshi artist Shahbuddin, who was recently in Mumbai, remarks, "When an artist passes away, the world starts to interpret his work. The realization dawns that this piece will never be created again. And almost suddenly, the genius is unearthed and the prices of the artist's work shoots up. Bikash's strokes have met a similar fame, regretfully post his demise."
Artist Lalitha Lajmi feels that this trend is not just an Indian trait, in fact it exists the world over. "The period of struggle in an artist's life adds that sense of meaning to a painting, which reflects in a seasoned artist's work," she says. Now, the art world is booming. There's a lot more money, many new places to showcase and perhaps that's why once an artist is no longer there to create any new work, his older works gains recognition. "It's sad, really, that a departure can bring such a change, but this is reality," says Lajmi.
Art connoisseur, Vickram Sethi who showcased some of Bikash's works at his new gallery in Kala Ghoda recently remarks, "Yes, prices have shot up. For once, the world has realized that the original collection will never add up. His paintings are arresting and indeed a collector's pride and thus the hike is only natural." Artist Bose Krishnamachari however, feels that the prices haven't just shot up because Bikash is no more but for other reasons. "Art is gaining presence in . There are many connoisseurs who would preserve Bikash's works. No longer will any new ones add to the original collection, but an art collector would perhaps sell it at a higher cost and rake in big money." he says.
The trend did seem to shake up many artists but most are happy with the fact that now, there are greater avenues to showcase their arty expressions. Recognition could well follow but their faith in art seems commendably unshaken.

 

 

 



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