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Big sales boost for artists

If the recently concluded exhibition at Jawaharlal Nehru Kala Kendra in Shyamali, Ranchi, is any indication, Jharkhand artists are surely going places.

As many as 11 paintings were sold at the exhibition that was held from December 2 to 7, giving a huge boost to their creators. This is arguably the first time that the home-grown artists have received such an overwhelming response from art lovers and so many of their creations found buyers at an exhibition.

The event was held simultaneously with the six-day art camp organised by Lalit Kala Akademi in collaboration with Mecon Limited. Over 40 paintings of 21 state artists were up for grabs.

“It’s really encouraging that almost a quarter of the total exhibits was sold. It has never happened in our state before,” exclaimed Dinesh Singh, whose two paintings on mixed media disappeared fast from the wall.

“Though I have sold my paintings to individual art buffs, this is the first time that my work was picked up at an exhibition,” said Praveen Karmakar whose two creations caught the eye of art lovers.

Haren Thakur’s two paintings and one each of Vinod Ranjan, Arindam Bose, Suman Toppo, Sharmila Thakur and C.R. Hembrom also found buyers.

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