The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today Exhibition Opens at Saatchi Gallery

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LONDON.- In October 2008, the Saatchi Gallery re-opened in the 70,000 sq. ft Duke of York’s HQ building on King’s Road in the heart of London. With free admission to all shows, the Saatchi Gallery aims to bring contemporary art to the widest audience possible. Its first three shows, “The Revolution Continues: New Art from China”, “Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East” and “Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture”, have attracted over one million visitors to date. On 29 January the Saatchi Gallery will open with The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today, an exhibition of 26 artists from the world’s largest democracy. Despite homegrown contemporary art being under represented in public museums in India, its commercial and international success has allowed small ventures to grow into thriving art galleries in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, with outposts opening in Europe and the US.