27 Jun-4 July 2018


curatorial note

For the third year running, DAG participated at the Masterpiece London 2018, the UK’s leading cross collecting fair for art, design and collectibles. For this edition, DAG’s focus was sharper, and created a narrative for Indian modern art that addressed a sophisticated, discerning audience.

Indian art of the twentieth century has a rich and varied diversity, but the carefully curated selection at Masterpiece was chosen to reflect its ability to be part of an international dialogue. Consisting of eleven hand-picked works, the paintings straddled the period from the 1940s to the 1980s, with most being concentrated mid-century, at a time when Indian modern art was coming into its own. Its confident stance was the result of artistic experimentation to arrive at a technique and a context that was distinctive and set each artist apart from his peers.

Between them, the featured artists represented different regional geographies, and have been part of extensive documentation and
critical writing around their styles and subjects.


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