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Burman gets affordable

Paris-based veteran artist Sakti Burman reaches out to young art lovers in India with 24 limited edition signed copies of his works. It is art for the masses — with an exclusive tag.

art and culture Updated: Mar 06, 2010 15:25 IST
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Burman gets affordable

Paris-based veteran artist Sakti Burman reaches out to young art lovers in India with 24 limited edition signed copies of his works.



The serigraphs — life-like coloured prints of his most complex and expensive canvases — are a “gift to his fans on his 75th birthday”. The artist turned 75 last month.



The cache, The Complete Collection, was thrown open to buyers at the Sreedharani Gallery at the Triveni Kala Sangam in Delhi on Tuesday.



“The collection flaunts some of Burman’s signature metaphysical works like Legends of Hope, Sadhu Singing, Shiva Parvati, Happy as a Bird and Ganapathy Offering Flowers,” said Sharan Apparao, owner of the Chennai-based Apparao Gallery that presented the collection.



Apparao said the “idea behind the show was to explore a new medium and to make high-end art affordable”.



“Reproductions of Burman’s works, which originally cost Rs 36 lakh, are on sale for just Rs 45,000,” she said.



The sale price per portfolio of the collection, which includes 24 serigraphs, is Rs 9,00,000, while per piece costs Rs 30,000 and Rs 45,000.



“All the 24 serigraphs are in a limited edition of 125 prints with ‘certificate of authentication’ listing the details of the works, and ‘certificate of assurance’ from the artist confirming that no other signed prints of the same images will be made,” said Apparao.