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Art & Deal Magazine bring forth the centenary issue. Our 100th over two decades of publication. We explored Ancient to Pre- Independence to Modern and Contemporary as well as Folk & Tribal and the new & upcoming artists and their tireless works. Art & Deal have progressively brought the best of the art world coverage from the national and international art scene since 1998.

Art & Deal Magazine remains the only monthly art magazine from Delhi and with a publication history of two decades in its oeuvre. Art & Deal has carved a niche in the art world and is popular among art-lovers, art-critics, art-collectors, art-students, gallerists and all interested in “Art “. It has been an interesting journey we hope the adventure continues.,

In our opening cover story Myna Mukherjee explores Anindita’s unique style of work, with multiple layers of medium and meaning. Bharti Kher has established herself as a contemporary artist to reckon globally, Rajesh Punj talks to her about her upcoming exhibition in Paris as she puts together an array of new concepts experimenting with material as well as her known style with Bindis. In his second interview he is in conversation with Tony Cragg a sculptor who creates intriguing mysterious shapes like tiny curled up dimensions projected onto a large scale. Brightly coloured contortions of wood, metal and glass.

Another sculptor in focus is Sushen Ghosh a student of legendary Ram Kinkar Baij with undoubted influence of his teacher on his style; as perceived by Sutanu Chaterjee. Then there is KS Radhakrishnan, a prolific sculptor with an unmistakable style, creating elongated figures in bronze interacting, balancing – in magical ethereal forms Palak Dubey takes a closer look with focus on a recent show of the artist. Then we have Sumati Gangopadhyay explore the art of Dhruva Mistry , primarily a sculptor, he has worked in many different styles and mediums such as sand and cement, plaster, fibreglass, bronze and stainless steel.

Lina Vincent Sunish takes the reader on a sojorn through the Chapel in Padua, the Chapel exterior looks plain, conversely the interior is a splendid revelation of painted narratives by Giotto Di Bondone well preserved to a large extent. Dr. Ashrafi S. Bhagat reflects upon the usage of light for various effects depicting subjects in paintings through the history of art by masters like Rembrandt Van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer etc.Kalicharan Gupta is a senior contemporary abstractionist with a global appeal, Apurva Sinha decodes in an interview.

H A Anil Kumar is mesmerised by the colossal interactive installation work Floating Piers by artist Christo that was built on the picturesque lake Iseo in Brescia near Solzano, 650 kms north of Rome. Floating Piers lasted a few days but its impression shall last forever.

We thank our readers, writers and advertisers for their ceaseless patronage over twenty years making this centenary issue a possibility. We hope to reach new horizons in the coming years with your continuing support.

Siddhartha Tagore

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