London, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/10/2013 -- During the past few months, the Indian art market has enjoyed a boost in both exposure and sales. This is due in part to Sotheby’s recent sale of the Amaya Collection, in March 2013, which featured 43 pieces of art, resulting in almost $7m in revenues. The increased exposure and results are a result of the growing new crowd of art collectors.
The Internet has also played a role in the growing market for Indian art. Collections exhibited in online galleries and sold on online auctions are drawing large numbers of interested seasoned buyers, as well as a crowd of new generation collectors, who often purchase artwork based on a digital image. A recent study by Hiscox revealed that as high as 89 percent of surveyed galleries have sold various pieces to clients through the Internet, and surprisingly, many collectors were willing to spend as much as £50,000 on their online art purchases.
The Indian Art Centre is one of the galleries that features exclusive online art exhibitions. Their innovative use of cutting-edge technology allows users to have a unique 3D experience in the comfort of their own homes. As collectors scroll through a dazzling panoramic display, they can select various works of art that will pop-up and allow them a closer inspection.
Beginning June 6 and continuing on through June 16, 2013, a stunning exhibition featuring works from celebrated artist and author Balraj Khanna will be online. The exhibition is titled "A Journey of His Own" and contains pieces created during the last 50 years of his distinguished career. This exclusive online pop-up exhibition promises to be very successful.
Sue Hubbard (The Independent), recently had this to say about Khanna's work -"There is within this work the implicit belief that art should be both spiritual and uplifting. With its luminous colours and magical shapes, this is work that would sit well in public spaces to create moments of regeneration. You really don’t have to know much about art to appreciate the glowing colours and to understand that Balraj Khanna’s subjects are joy, harmony and the pleasure of living in the visual world."
The dates of the online pop-up exhibition are aligned with the Modern and Contemporary Art auctions organised at the main international auction houses. Each piece that is featured will be available for purchase, and art collectors are in for a treat because a highly anticipated series of never-before-seen small format works is going to be available to the public during the event.
Those interested in Khanna’s art work can register at www.ajourneyofhisown.com to receive a catalogue of the exhibition and they will also receive notification when the show is live. Interested parties are also able to arrange private viewings of the collection at the artist's studio in London.
Since Balraj Khanna was once described by Bryan Robertson as "one of the most distinguished painters living in England," the high level of interest in his online pop-up art exhibition is not surprising. With talented artists like Khanna are at the forefront of the modern and contemporary Indian art movement, it seems rather likely that the demand for Asian art will continue to grow and prosper.
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Full testimonials, details about the collection, as well as information about Balraj Khanna can be found at: www.ajourneyofhisown.com/
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