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  • October 5, 2019

    Season of the Mother Goddess & the Divine

    The rich pluralistic traditions of India have always seen an intermingling of cultures and faiths.

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  • October 5, 2016

    Remembering Yusuf Arakkal (1945 - 2016)

    Bangalore based Yusuf Arakkal, one of India’s foremost contemporary artists, passed away on 4th October 2016

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  • July 16, 2016

    Artist Foundations Sued for Fake Claims

    Counterfeits in Indian art and the recourse Bid & Hammer have taken to curb the menace.

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  • October 9, 2015

    Souza's Mary Magdalene revisited

    In the light of a similar work becoming the highest selling for an Indian artist

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  • April 29, 2015

    Standing the test of time

    On the 167th birth anniversary of Raja Ravi Varma - the pioneer of Indian modern art, Ankush Dadha, director of Bid & Hammer, speaks on the lasting appeal of his style and how to differentiate between lesser known and fake works.

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  • April 11, 2015

    Saving the "same" Nandalal from an unauthentic story

    It is very unfortunate that the following news report that was published by Vandana Kalra in the Indian Express was unverified and misconceived with the intention of sensationalising a story, as will become evident from the facts below:

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  • April 6, 2015

    RAJA RAVI VARMA & the curious case of Suruchi Chand

    Around the time of Bid & Hammer's 'Significant Indian Paintings' auction in 2010, Delhi Art Gallery (DAG) / Kishore Singh published the following comments on Raja Ravi Varma's works that were on offer (besides making several more imprudent statements on other works):

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"A resurgent Bid & Hammer emerges as the true crusader against fakes in the Indian art market" - The Pioneer, 8th July 2016

'Dadiba Pundole sued for fake comments, seeks anticipatory bail' - #ArtNews, 16th January 2016

"There is no doubt Dadha family is known for high levels of professionalism and integrity in the field of genuinely-authenticated art works" - Surjit Kamboj, Member - Press Club of India, New Delhi, 28th June 2014