India's most respected art company began its journey not as an art gallery but as an art institution right from its very inception, choosing to build up a formidable inventory of works by Indian artists from the nineteenth century onwards. In acquiring artists’ studios and estates, it paid homage to their legacy and created a large pool of twentieth century artists and artworks that, taken together, tell the story
of Indian art through iconic exhibitions curated to provide art historical overviews and document India’s tryst with modernism.
In the almost three decades since DAG’s foundation, the Indian art world has seen far-reaching changes in which the company has played a stellar role. Its pathbreaking exhibitions have brought to the fore important artists neglected through the passage of time. It has documented critical art movements and collectives. New generations of art lovers have been able to reclaim the inheritance of forgotten masters thanks largely to support from DAG through curations at its galleries as well as participation in international art fairs and support to biennales and other art-related events and collaborations. These include critical alliances with museums and cultural institutions
in India and abroad. DAG’s galleries in India are located at The Taj Mahal palace in Mumbai, The Claridges in New Delhi, and in New York at The Fuller Building in downtown Manhattan.