Saffronart to Inaugurate new gallery at The Oberoi, New Delhi on 9 February 2018

Saffronart’s new gallery at Aravalli, The Oberoi, New Delhi with a preview on 9 February, 2018 at 7:30pm of its upcoming Evening Sale live auction. India’s leading auction house, Saffronart, is returning to The Oberoi, New Delhi, one of the most iconic luxury five-star hotels in the capital. Saffronart, which moved to The Claridges following […]

Exhibition of Senaka Senanayake, one of Sri Lanka’s leading artist, to be held in New Delhi in January 2018

In collaboration with London-based Grosvenor Gallery, Saffronart is holding an exhibition of paintings by the artist Senaka Senanayake at Saffronart, The Claridges, New Delhi, from 12 – 24 January 2018. The exhibition will feature new paintings by Senanayake on his most sought-after theme of the rainforest. Born in 1951, Senanayake is one of Sri Lanka’s […]

From Classical to Contemporary: Saffronart’s online auction sees excellent results across categories

Saffronart’s online auction, From Classical to Contemporary, concluded last evening with 98 lots out of 121 lots being sold for INR 16 crore (USD 2.5 million). Offering a panoramic view of Indian art, the auction saw a strong demand for antiquities and modernists. Works by S H Raza, Akbar Padamsee, Arpita Singh, F N Souza, […]

Saffronart’s Fundraiser Auction raised INR 2.75 Crores for Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 and saw 98% of artworks sell

Last night, collectors, artists and gallerists came together in a display of solidarity in support of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) Fundraiser Auction held by Saffronart. The art, generously donated by leading Modern and Contemporary artists, raised a total value of INR 2.75 crores with 98% of works being sold. The total proceeds will go towards […]

Saffronart’s Kochi Biennale Foundation Fundraiser Auction, 31 October, 2017

Saffronart and the Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF) will hold a fundraiser auction on 31 October 2017 in support of India’s largest and most reputed arts festival. The KBF Fundraiser auction features artworks by over 40 leading modern and contemporary artists. Most artworks on offer have no reserve prices, and there will be no Buyer’s Premium […]

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 […]

Rare Works by Modern Masters Headline Saffronart’s Evening Sale on 21 September

Saffronart’s Evening Sale in New Delhi on 21 September 2017 features exceptional works by modern masters and leading contemporary artists. This year, the sale is headlined by modernists V S Gaitonde, Tyeb Mehta, Nicholas Roerich, F N Souza, S H Raza and Bhupen Khakhar. Saffronart is offering a painting by Roerich for the first time, […]

Saffronart to Host First Ever Conference of Its Kind on Indian Jewels: The Timeless Legacy of Indian Jewels, 6 – 8 October 2017

India has been a continuous source of inspiration for the world’s leading jewellery designers, including Cartier, Harry Winston, and of course, Van Cleef & Arpels. Few are aware that the most famous jewels in the world, such as the Orlov and Hope Diamond, either originate from or trace their design roots to India. In an […]

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 Among the Chinese porcelain pieces on auction is the collection of Dr. Harish Dhillon who was an educator, […]

East Meets West in Saffronart’s Exhibition of Decorative Arts at New Delhi from 20 – 26 July 2017

Handcrafted decorative art objects from the world’s most sought-after brands will be on view at Saffronart, New Delhi from 20 – 26 July​. Thirty-three pieces from the 19 th and early 20th centuries by Sèvres, Lalique, Mappin & Webb, Meissen, Oomersi Mawji, and a selection of Bohemian glass will be presented in this one-of-a-kind exhibition. […]

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 […]

StoryLTD announces its upcoming no-reserve online auction of Modern and Contemporary Indian Art on 25 – 26 April 2017

StoryLTD announces its upcoming no-reserve online auction of Modern and Contemporary Indian Art on 25 – 26 April 2017. Including paintings, sculptures and works on paper, the auction features leading modern and contemporary Indian artists. A 1973 oil on canvas by Manjit Bawa (lot 29), whose works are characterised by flat colours and supple figures, […]

Saffronart announces two upcoming online auctions, The Design Sale, 18—19, April and Living Traditions, Folk and Tribal Art, 19 – 20 April

Saffronart announces two upcoming online auctions, The Design Sale, 18—19, April and Living Traditions, Folk and Tribal Art, 19 – 20 April. Following successful combinations of the two sales in the past Saffronart is previewing the sales together in their Mumbai sale room, opening the work to new audiences by marrying these old and new […]