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    Delhi Art Gallery

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    Established in 1993, Delhi Art Gallery (also known as DAG), is a modern and contemporary art space with galleries located in Delhi, Mumbai and New York. It is notable for its vast collection of pre-modern and modern Indian art.

    The gallery was founded by Rama Anand in 1993, in the Hauz Khas area of New Delhi. It is now led by her son, Ashish Anand. Its exhibition spaces in Mumbai and New York opened in 2013 and 2015, respectively. Its inventory includes the works of artists such as VS Gaitonde, Nandalal Bose, Abanindranath Tagore to Nemai Ghosh, Rabin Mondal and Chittaprosad.

    DAG has hosted and curated exhibitions on twentieth-century Indian artists, the Progressive Artists Group, the Madras Art Movement, Company paintings, the art of Santiniketan and print-making in India, among other themes. It has also organised retrospectives of artists such as Madhavi Parekh, MV Dhurandhar and Gogi Saroj Pal, to name a few.

    In addition to its collection and its gallery spaces, DAG has also ventured into museum programmes. In 2019, it launched the Drishyakala Museum, in association with the Archaeological Survey of India, at the restored Red Fort barracks in New Delhi. In Varanasi, the organisation has launched a museum, Eternal Benaras, which focuses on visual depictions of the city from its collection. 

    In addition to exhibition catalogues, the DAG has published a number of books and monographs on art movements and artists from India, including Jyoti Bhatt: Parallels That Meet (2007) and India Modern: Narratives from 20th Century Indian Art (2015), among others. It also runs several public programmes, including educational initiatives and workshops on filmmaking, publishing and art appreciation.

     
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    GQ Staff. “The art empire that DAG’s Ashish Anand built.” GQ India, February 14, 2018. https://www.gqindia.com/content/ashish-anand-delhi-art-gallery

    Laster, Paul. “Leading New Delhi, India, Art Gallery Expands to Midtown.” Observer, April 30, 2015. https://observer.com/2015/04/leading-new-delhi-india-art-gallery-expands-to-midtown/

    Mathew, Sunalini. “Landscapes and portraits of princes.” Hindu, March 29, 2019. https://www.thehindu.com/society/history-and-culture/landscapes-and-portraits-of-princes/article26675428.ece

    Nicholson, Louise. “From New Delhi to New York – the ever-growing brand of DAG.” Apollo, December 12, 2019. https://www.apollo-magazine.com/dag-new-delhi-new-york/

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    Shah, Gayatri Rangachari. “Ashish Anand brings DAG to the Taj, and can finally take a vacation.” Hindu, March 22, 2022. https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/art/ashish-anand-brings-dag-to-the-taj-and-can-finally-take-a-vacation/article65248551.ece

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