“…There are about 23 foreign galleries, including Tate, which seem to be on an Indian-art buying spree…

…Some of the favourites happen to be the works put up at Villa Del Arte Galleries from Spain.

 The piercing-blue intense eyes that captivate you immediately are the creation of Catalan artist Montse Valdes,with gentle lines in soft pastel shades, her works are price above Rs 10 lakh…

…For those who haven’t had their share of masters just yet, head to the Die Galerie from Frankfurt, Germany. Pablo Picasso’s le peintre et son modele sits pretty for €1million (`7.25 crore).

This gallery is peppered with Marc Chagall, Jose Enguinados and Salvador Dali. A Dali sold for `11 lakh at Scream, UK…
…Kirpal, founder-director of India Art Fair, recognizes the importance of foreign art in India Art Fair.”


 

Fragment article extracted from the Hamptons Art Hub by Pat Rogers on July 18, 2012

http://hamptonsarthub.com/2012/07/18/visual-diary-arthamptons-in-pictures/

VISUAL DIARY – ArtHamptons in Pictures

“14-9-11” by Montse Valdes. Oil on canvas, 57 x 64 inches. Exhibited by Villa del Arte Galleries (Spain).

ArtHamptons is known for presenting an art fair energized with art, events, celebrity sightings and the opportunity to meet up with plenty of Hamptons artists, collectors and art lovers…
…Figurative work seemed to dominate this year’s fair…