Dinesh Vazirani – Saffronart
In this episode of the podcast, we talk with Dinesh Vazirani, Co-founder and Director of Saffronart, the Mumbai-based online auction house and gallery. Dinesh starts by discussing the performance of the Indian art market in 2009 and to what extent it aligned with his own personal expectations. Then, he addresses the heavy presence of speculators that existed in the Indian art market and what kind of threat they are to the health of the Indian art market. After, Dinesh dissects the major changes to the Indian art collector base over the past decade. Additionally, Dinesh shares his outlook for the Indian art market for 2010, why Saffronart’s online model has been so successful and lastly whether or not Saffronart will auction off U.S. and European art in the future.