Arvind Vijaymohan

Arvind Vijaymohan

Arvind Vijaymohan is the CEO of Artery India, a financial data centre focused on Indian art sales globally

Articles by Arvind Vijaymohan
It is said the Huracán EVO comes with a ‘brain’, anticipating the driver’s every need and whim
It is said the Huracán EVO comes with a ‘brain’, anticipating the driver’s every need and whim

Crushing on cars: How Lamborghini went from tractor maker to supercar producer

By Arvind Vijaymohan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 12:18 AM IST
It took a Ferrari. Lamborghini’s Ferrari, to be precise!
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Pitti Uomo celebrated its 30th birthday in June this year(Shutterstock)
Pitti Uomo celebrated its 30th birthday in June this year(Shutterstock)

Travel: In the land of the Pitti Peacocks

By Arvind Vijaymohan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 11:43 PM IST
To see human males exhibiting the splendour and extravagance of male birds, head to Florence’s annual menswear event
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File photo of an art auction in Mumbai.(HT File / Representative Photo)
File photo of an art auction in Mumbai.(HT File / Representative Photo)

Interest in contemporary art among young collectors is encouraging

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2019 02:24 PM IST
The recent auction by Saffronart, which saw the sale of 32 works by contemporary artists, is a testimony to the renewed interest in this art form, especially among the younger profile of collectors.
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Nothing compares to actively viewing works of art on an ongoing basis to identifying, establishing and refining one’s tastes(HT File)
Nothing compares to actively viewing works of art on an ongoing basis to identifying, establishing and refining one’s tastes(HT File)

Tips to follow when you are taking baby steps into the world of art

PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2019 03:23 PM IST
Regularly visiting exhibitions, reading up on art, befriending an expert and investing judiciously on a work of art are the initial steps towards becoming an art collector.
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Celebrated Indian artist Late MF Husain whose works are part of an exhibition titled ‘The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India’ at the Asia Society in New York .(HT File)
Celebrated Indian artist Late MF Husain whose works are part of an exhibition titled ‘The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India’ at the Asia Society in New York .(HT File)

Works of progressives a must look for citizens to feel connectedness

UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 02:49 PM IST
Despite each artist having an individualistic practice, they were united in their pursuit of unraveling and presenting, visually, our newly birthed nation.
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A woman takes a look at a photography exhibition in Chandigarh.(HT File)
A woman takes a look at a photography exhibition in Chandigarh.(HT File)

Retain an open mind to appreciate all forms of art

UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 03:09 PM IST
It can sometimes be resident in human nature to resist, and in similar vein, to adapt and change as demanded by the situation.
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Listen to everyone, but do what your head and heart urge you to

UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 03:35 PM IST
Even with advise from a wisely selected council, you will encounter situations where you find yourself fielding four to five differing views, here only your instinct and knowledge will come in handy.
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Ali Adil Shah II of Bijapur with a Woman. Found in the collection of The David Collection. (Image used for representational purpose)(Heritage Images/Getty Images)
Ali Adil Shah II of Bijapur with a Woman. Found in the collection of The David Collection. (Image used for representational purpose)(Heritage Images/Getty Images)

‘Develop your art collection like your signature, distinctive’

UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 01:18 PM IST
Every budding collection comprises the same artists, with comparable works. Your collection should encompass a wider repertoire, covering subjects, colours, sizes and media, says Arvind Vijaymohan.
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An art exhibition in Lucknow, May, 2018. Some people prefer to rely on their instinct and following one’s heart when collecting a work of art. (Image used for representational purpose only)(Dheeraj Dhawan / HT File Photo)
An art exhibition in Lucknow, May, 2018. Some people prefer to rely on their instinct and following one’s heart when collecting a work of art. (Image used for representational purpose only)(Dheeraj Dhawan / HT File Photo)

Emphasise on art works that cause ardent dislike, unravel the reason

UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 10:05 AM IST
The path of following a plotted blueprint is directed more from the position of protection during the early steps, rather than stifling one’s instincts.
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Artist Nisha Dial art exhibition at Triveni Kala Sangam in New Delhi, India, on Friday, July 27, 2018. (Image used for representational purpose only)(Shivam Saxena / HT)
Artist Nisha Dial art exhibition at Triveni Kala Sangam in New Delhi, India, on Friday, July 27, 2018. (Image used for representational purpose only)(Shivam Saxena / HT)

Allocating dedicated time, a basic rule for beginners collecting art

UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 03:50 PM IST
Building a small personal library of artworks—this could be as tight as 5-6 coffee table books that are richly illustrated with images of your preferred artist or art movement - can be a simple yet brilliant way to keep the visual connect active.
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Technology has predictably permeated into all spheres within the art business, particularly in the direction of e-commerce and facilitating the extensive growth of sales channels. (Photo used for representational purpose only)(AP File)
Technology has predictably permeated into all spheres within the art business, particularly in the direction of e-commerce and facilitating the extensive growth of sales channels. (Photo used for representational purpose only)(AP File)

Gaps in art business throwing up opportunities in the e-auction era

UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 02:48 PM IST
Technology has led us along the expected path of extending the reach of content for sale, or knowledge. Easy access to both has contributed significantly towards the widening of the market.
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Arvind Vijaymohan is the CEO of Artery India, a financial data centre focused on Indian art sales globally.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Arvind Vijaymohan is the CEO of Artery India, a financial data centre focused on Indian art sales globally.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Go beyond the attractive picture, try to scratch below the surface

UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 04:04 PM IST
Judgement, composition, balance, interplay of palette, size, the choice of a medium—all play a crucial role in outlining the brilliance of an art piece.
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One of MF Husain’s last paintings, Three Dynasties.(File Photo)
One of MF Husain’s last paintings, Three Dynasties.(File Photo)

‘Staying true to the masters’ art in market full of authentic forgeries’

UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 02:55 PM IST
In the world of forged art, there has been a marked improvement in the quality of workmanship, the attention to provenance and complicit participation of market figures.
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Visitors at an art exhibition in Ranchi on Monday, June 25, 2018.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Visitors at an art exhibition in Ranchi on Monday, June 25, 2018.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Art advisors should help their clients make independent choices

UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2018 02:03 PM IST
Every individual has an inherent visual and aesthetic sensibility and that needs to be honed. This can only occur with some level of engagement.
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Visitors stand next to a Raja Ravi Varma painting displayed at the India Art Fair in New Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.(AP)
Visitors stand next to a Raja Ravi Varma painting displayed at the India Art Fair in New Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.(AP)

Art collectors in the making should challenge established opinions

UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 11:27 AM IST
Asking a gallerist or curator a simple set of questions about what qualifies an artist as a genius and the works as brilliant is always a great idea.
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Sculptures on display at National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
Sculptures on display at National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)

Why can’t we hold our own against the world’s art markets?

By Arvind Vijaymohan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2018 08:45 AM IST
Although attitude towards the humanities streams is changing, many things have held us back from stepping up to join the ranks of the more evolved art markets, says Arvind Vijaymohan .
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The skyline view of cyber city, cyber hub and gateway tower building in Gurgaon.(HT File Photo)
The skyline view of cyber city, cyber hub and gateway tower building in Gurgaon.(HT File Photo)

Gurugram, high on energy and potential but still low on cultural quarters

UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 11:47 AM IST
A cursory scan of the residents’ list in just a dozen neighbourhoods would round up the who’s who of corporate India. So why, then, is the city so woefully undernourished when it comes to the cultural spaces?
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Radha In The Moonlight by Raja Ravi Varma(Pundole’s)
Radha In The Moonlight by Raja Ravi Varma(Pundole’s)

The ten commandments of collecting art

By Arvind Vijaymohan | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2018 10:48 PM IST
The finest collections are about how all the objects within come together successfully and seamlessly
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This file photo taken on November 03, 2017 shows Leonardo da Vinci’s "Salvator Mundi" on display at Christie's New York during a press preview for the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale.(AFP)
This file photo taken on November 03, 2017 shows Leonardo da Vinci’s "Salvator Mundi" on display at Christie's New York during a press preview for the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale.(AFP)

Salvator Mundi sale: Art can be a stellar investment but not always

UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2017 09:35 PM IST
The requisites and guidelines to adhere to are so inflexible and severe that its potential benefits are appreciated by a privileged few.
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