Arvind Vijaymohan

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

Articles by Arvind Vijaymohan

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

It took a Ferrari. Lamborghini’s Ferrari, to be precise!
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
Updated on Oct 20, 2019 12:18 AM IST
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Travel: In the land of the Pitti Peacocks

To see human males exhibiting the splendour and extravagance of male birds, head to Florence’s annual menswear event
Pitti Uomo celebrated its 30th birthday in June this year(Shutterstock)
Pitti Uomo celebrated its 30th birthday in June this year(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 11:43 PM IST
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Interest in contemporary art among young collectors is encouraging

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.
File photo of an art auction in Mumbai.(HT File / Representative Photo)
File photo of an art auction in Mumbai.(HT File / Representative Photo)
Published on Jan 25, 2019 02:24 PM IST
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Tips to follow when you are taking baby steps into the world of art

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.
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)
Published on Jan 04, 2019 03:23 PM IST
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Works of progressives a must look for citizens to feel connectedness

Despite each artist having an individualistic practice, they were united in their pursuit of unraveling and presenting, visually, our newly birthed nation.
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)
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 02:49 PM IST
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Retain an open mind to appreciate all forms of art

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

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.
Updated on Sep 24, 2018 03:35 PM IST
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‘Develop your art collection like your signature, distinctive’

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.
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)
Updated on Sep 07, 2018 01:18 PM IST
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Emphasise on art works that cause ardent dislike, unravel the reason

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 24, 2018 10:05 AM IST
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Allocating dedicated time, a basic rule for beginners collecting art

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 17, 2018 03:50 PM IST
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Gaps in art business throwing up opportunities in the e-auction era

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 10, 2018 02:48 PM IST
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Go beyond the attractive picture, try to scratch below the surface

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 03, 2018 04:04 PM IST
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‘Staying true to the masters’ art in market full of authentic forgeries’

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.
One of MF Husain’s last paintings, Three Dynasties.(File Photo)
One of MF Husain’s last paintings, Three Dynasties.(File Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2018 02:55 PM IST
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Art advisors should help their clients make independent choices

Every individual has an inherent visual and aesthetic sensibility and that needs to be honed. This can only occur with some level of engagement.
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)
Updated on Jun 30, 2018 02:03 PM IST
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Art collectors in the making should challenge established opinions

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.
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)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 11:27 AM IST
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Why can’t we hold our own against the world’s art markets?

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 .
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)
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 08:45 AM IST
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Gurugram, high on energy and potential but still low on cultural quarters

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?
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)
Updated on Jun 01, 2018 11:47 AM IST
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The ten commandments of collecting art

The finest collections are about how all the objects within come together successfully and seamlessly
Radha In The Moonlight by Raja Ravi Varma(Pundole’s)
Radha In The Moonlight by Raja Ravi Varma(Pundole’s)
Published on Feb 10, 2018 10:48 PM IST
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Salvator Mundi sale: Art can be a stellar investment but not always

The requisites and guidelines to adhere to are so inflexible and severe that its potential benefits are appreciated by a privileged few.
This file photo taken on November 03, 2017 shows Leonardo da Vinci’s
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)
Updated on Nov 16, 2017 09:35 PM IST
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