Saffronart’s​ ​Rare​ ​Gaitonde​ ​Canvas​ ​Among​ ​Top​ ​5​ ​Most​ ​Expensive Paintings​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Artist

Modernists emerged strong at Saffronart’s ​Evening Sale​ which concluded last night at The Leela in New Delhi. 86% lots sold for a total of INR 66 crores (USD 10.4 million), with paintings by V S Gaitonde, Nicholas Roerich, Tyeb Mehta and Bhupen Khakhar leading the sale. V S Gaitonde’s expansive blue canvas, ​Untitled, ​1963 ​(below…

Christie’s announces Middle Eastern Modern and Contemporary Art in London

Christie’s announces the launch of a new marquee event in London, entitled “Middle Eastern Art”, which brings together exhibitions and auctions from the Islamic and Indian Worlds, Rug & Carpets (now being integrated into the Islamic sale) as well as for the first time Middle Eastern Modern & Contemporary Art in London. The exhibition at…

Beyond Boundaries: Magnificent Jewels from a European Collection

As announced at the end of July, Christie’s has been entrusted with the sale of masterworks from an important European private collection, Beyond Boundaries: Avant-Garde Masterworks from a European Collection which will be offered throughout the second half of 2017 in New York, Geneva and Paris. This ground-breaking collection was assembled by a couple with…

Rare Books and Prints Underscoring 200 Years of British Raj to Go On Auction

Prints, rare first editions, and out-of-print books from the 17 th – 19th centuries headline StoryLTD’s Antiquarian Books and Prints ​online auction on 29 – 30 August. Estimates range from INR 15,000 – 20,000 to 16 – 18 lakhs for the 81 lots on offer. Replete with battle accounts and travels across India, Afghanistan, Burma…

Saffronart’s First Asian Art Auction Highlights Himalayan and Chinese Art

Chinese porcelain from the 17th – 20th centuries, Tibetan thangkas and Nepalese paubhas, and exquisite bronze sculptures are part of Saffronart’s first Asian Art Online Auction, to be held on 9 – 10 August 2017 on saffronart.com. Among the Chinese porcelain pieces on auction is the collection of Dr. Harish Dhillon who was an educator,…

Contemporary Art Sees Strong Demand with Saffronart’s Summer Online Auction

Saffronart’s Summer Online Auction concluded last night, achieving a total sale value of INR 22.68 crores (USD 3.5 million). Works by Valay Shende, Atul Dodiya, Adeela Suleman, Tayeba Begum Lipi, Arunkumar H G, Senaka Senanayake, Surendran Nair and Dhananjay Singh saw enthusiastic bidding and exceeded their pre-sale estimates. 74% of the contemporary lots on offer…

Saffronart’s upcoming Summer Online Auction, 6 – 7 June 2017, features a selection of contemporary South Asian art and important works from India’s finest modernists.

The inclusion of art from Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh is part of Saffronart’s continued efforts to build a strong platform for contemporary art from the subcontinent. Featuring themes of identity, migration and socio-economic issues, highlights from the contemporary section include works by Valay Shende (Lot 92, Untitled, INR 30 – 35 lakhs/ USD 46,875…