Art For All
- Footfall 1,28,000; up from 40,000 in 2nd edition
- Visitors from 17 Indian cities, and 67 cities around the world
- 80% buyers are first-timers
- Maximum sales in Rs 1,00,000 to Rs 5,00,000 bracket
- Four to five works sold per gallery, with some booths selling out completely
- First Art Store offered merchandise/memorabilia, from books to prints and knick-knacks
With 8,500 square feet of maze-like aisles and cubicles, the India Art Summit at New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan was a formidable place to locate a lost friend. But it had its advantages too, as a young visitor quickly figured out, shouting out directions into his phone: “Arre Anish Kapoor ke saamne aaja.” The parted friends soon reunited in front of a large circular sculpture—a mirror of stainless steel and resin created by the India-born British artist—and promptly deployed two humble cellphone cameras to capture their fractured reflections.