New Delhi, April 19 -- What would Helen Gorrill say about Indian representation at Art Basel Hong Kong?

Gorrill, a British art historian, is the author of the much-anticipated book Women Can't Paint: Gender, The Glass Ceiling And Values In Contemporary Art, a title no doubt inspired by the German painter Georg Baselitz' infamous statement. In The Guardian last year, she noted that the Tate appears to have a 30% cap on its collection of female artists, which "perpetuates the dominance of male artists in the collections".

Things were starkly different at Art Basel Hong Kong's seventh edition last month (29-31 March), which, as Asia's biggest contemporary art fair, can be seen as a valuable indicator of art market trends.

Six Indian galleri...