The word that is most often used to describe the Bangalore art scene is ‘non-commercial,’ given that it is not as market-driven as India’s other metros. Relative to Delhi and Mumbai, rents are reasonable. The city does not have too much of a celebrity culture. Discussions in the art world don’t centre around ‘who came and bought what,’ as an ex-country head of Sotheby’s India said. Bangalore in that sense, evokes an art community that existed in other Indian metros but has since been forgotten or left behind.