By Rajshree Sugars. 24 Jan. 2010. The Economic Times.
Art for me has been purely subjective. I have always bought art that provokes me in some way or the other. It is difficult to explain why a collector buys a certain piece of work.
One needs to differentiate between art lovers and art investors. Art collectors generally buy art because they love the work, follow the artist through his/her career and patronise them. Art investors, on the other hand, are calculated in their purchase decisions.
Over the last 25 years I have been collecting passionately but silently. Living in Coimbatore and not being able to visit the galleries in Mumbai and Delhi frequently was a problem. My closest gallery was in Chennai, and that too the only one. I tried to follow exhibitions in the metros as often as I could.