Economic slowdown in India affects artist community too
"Both art and industry will grow if they work in tandem," Sharma said, regretting that the government had not taken any step to promote the artist fraternity.
He demanded that the government take steps to exempt art work and artists from the tax net.
Striking a different note, another renowned artist Dhiraj Choudhury said that commercialisation has ruined the taste for art.
"Art has been reduced to decorative pieces hanging from the wall of drawings room in rich homes," he said.
Choudhury, who has exhibited his work in the country and abroad, said, "The rich has lost its sensibility and value the hard work of the artists more as decorative pieces to adorn the walls than something to be appreciated."
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