FAQs

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions about art and artists - South Asian Art Gallery


Buying an artwork on South Asian Art Gallery (SAAG) is easy. Just click on the Buy Now button, give your Shipping & Billing address and place the order. Our payment gateway allows you to pay by Credit Card, Debit Card and Net Banking. If you would like to pay by any other means, please give us a call and speak to our team member.

SAAG is a platform for the promotion of beautiful, original art. To help you prove authenticity and, for you to be able to sell in your artwork in the future, we issue you an authenticity certificate from the artist that looks like this, on the purchase of any art, of our partner artists.

If you follow an artist on SAAG, you will receive an email every time that artist puts up new works for sale on our website. If you are interested in adding a work by a specific artist, this is a good way to ensure you don’t miss out on a new work added on SAAG.

Click the button to ‘Add to wishlist’ as you browse, and view the list of your personal favourites together before making a final choice. It will help you eliminate options quicker than any other way. You can also share wishlist with someone else if you need a second opinion. 

Your ‘add to wishlist’ collection also helps us understand your tastes and style, and helps us suggest new artwork that may appeal to you. 

All artworks on SAAG is original art. In some cases, in addition to making the original available for sale, the artists have also made open edition prints available on paper and canvas. You can see all the woks available as prints.

Prints are reproductions of an original artwork, printed on paper or canvas. Prints are a great buy for someone wishing to start collecting art, as they are affordable and low maintenance. Buy a print of a great piece of original art if you really want to see how art can transform a room or a space. They’re also great for young collectors, transit apartments, bachelor pads, hostel rooms and the like.

The photographs on the SAAG site go through many quality checks before it is uploaded, so it’s as close to the original as you’ll get in a photo form. If anything, the work will usually look better in reality. However, the impact of art depends on many different things - the size, the mount, the frame, the light received on the surface, and many other factors. If you’re still unsure, you can see what our buyers have to say about the works they have purchased here.

Your order will be delivered in not more than 15 working days. Yes, sooner too!

We will keep you posted about the status of your order. Alternatively you can call our friendly colleagues at +91 87549 52556 or write to us at info@southasianart.gallery

Yes. We do. Delivery fee will be added to the cost on actuals.

SAAG does not facilitate returns and exchange.

You can cancel an order within 24 hours of placing an order by going to your Dashboard. Any amount you paid will be credited back to you.

We will refund your money to your bank account within 15 working days. Please get in touch with our customer support team at support@southasianart.gallery for further queries.


Get in touch with us by filling up the Contact form . In Subject mention artist and our team member will get back to you at the earliest.

SAAG looks at your works from a buyer’s perspective. We evaluate your art for style, technique, vision and suitability in the market at the time that you apply. Overall, we look for artworks which are both meaningful and collectible, and we like artists who are original. If you want a general idea of the kind of works we would normally accept, you can browse our partner artists on the site.

SAAG is a transparent and equal opportunity platform. Yes, you can apply even if you live outside India. However, you will need an Indian bank account for us to credit your payment in Rupees. We do not remit payments to artists in other currencies and into overseas bank accounts at the moment.

SAAG believes in giving you complete freedom and control over the sale of your art, so you can put up your work on multiple sites. However, we do insist that the specific works put up on ALE are not put up for sale elsewhere. This is only to ensure that buyers don’t end up purchasing artworks that have already been sold. If you do register with multiple sites, do remember that:

  • Your pricing must be similar across all your places of sale.
  • Data suggests that the best chances you have of selling your art is by showcasing as many works of your art with us as possible. In this way, buyers have more choice and can get to know your style a little better.
  • Showcasing a larger number of works helps our site analytics work for you. It will suggest your works of art to collectors who are likely to buy them.

If you need more help, feel free to email us at info@southasianart.gallery and we will be more than happy to help you.

SAAG promotes the work of its artists in many different ways, through PR, Digital Marketing, building traffic and views for your pages and talking about you on Social Media channels. We do our best to ensure that all your works are showcased to the right audience, and in the right manner.

SAAG keeps its partner artists updated. You will be informed of the sale of your work over email and SMS on the contact details you’ve provided us at the time of registration. It, is therefore, essential to be contactable to the SAAG team. Please provide alternate numbers wherever possible – you can also provide the number of a family member or a friend in a case we need to reach you in an emergency.

You will receive your payment within 30 working days of the buyer confirming that he/she has received the artwork. Remember, that payments will be processed only after confirmation on the site/ by email from the buyer, that they are satisfied with the delivery and the condition of the artwork. These payments will be made into your registered bank account, so do keep your bank account and PAN details updated at all times.

Even if you choose to open up an artwork for prints on SAAG, the copyright of your artwork is retained by you. SAAG will not reproduce your original artwork in any form, other than what you authorize for the sale of print.

Limited edition prints make it possible for multiple art lovers to buy your art reproduced in a size of their choice. Each reproduction is a museum quality giclée print on high-quality canvas and delicately hand textured by expert craftsmen. Showcasing the unique style of an artist in the form of a reproduction comes with a huge responsibility. And we take that seriously.

We understand and respect that you may not be comfortable with the idea of prints. And yes, you can definitely go ahead and showcase your original works for sale.

We would like to showcase not more than 5 works at any point in time.

Limited edition prints make it possible for multiple art lovers to buy your art reproduced in a size of their choice. Each reproduction is a museum quality giclée print on high-quality canvas and delicately hand textured by expert craftsmen. Showcasing the unique style of an artist in the form of a reproduction comes with a huge responsibility. And we take that seriously.