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Is interest in Sikh art growing?

Arpita Singh's mural "Wish Dream" was recently auctioned for $2,223,744. (Source: All Art News)

Arpita Singh’s mural “Wish Dream” was recently auctioned for $2,223,744. (Source: All Art News)

India’s Financial Chronicle highlights a growing interest in artwork produced by Sikhs or related to Sikh themes, and not just from a by-gone era, but also from more contemporary artists:

In recent times, there has also been a move to categorise contemporary artists from the Punjab belt under the Sikh Art umbrella. So it now covers Sikh pianters [sic] such as Arpita Singh, her husband Paramjeet Singh and the ever popular Manjit Bawa. Arpita’s mural titled Wish Dream, fetched Rs 9.6 crore ($2.24 million) at a Saffronart online auction, making her the world’s top-selling woman artist.

Read more at the Financial Chronicle.

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