Art And Design Facts

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Every year, America's nonprofit arts sector produces $134 billion in economic activity.

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Four of the 21 most expensive paintings sold at auction or by van Gogh and four by Picasso.

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From 1912-1948, the Olympic Games awarded medals for artworks inspired by sport.

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Based upon the intricacy of work & the pattern used, a single silk Kanjivaram saree can fetch up to Rs. 1,00,000.

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The British Museum has around 1000 South Indian paintings which date back to the 17th century.

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The exotic marble stone-craft of Agra has been passed on for over six generations.

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The thousand-year-old art form of Patachitra is no longer just about epics & folklore.

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In 2012, to prevent deforestation, Madhubani artists created colorful masterpieces on tree trunks.

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New Zealanders are the most tattooed people in the world.

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The average cost of a small tattoo is $45, while the average cost of a large tattoo is $150 per hour.

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