Saffronart, the world’s largest online fine-art auction house, is hosting its annual Spring Online Auction of Modern and Contemporary Indian Art next week, from March 10-11, 2010.
The sale will be comprised of 100 lots of by 47 Indian artists, including iconic works by modern masters like F.N. Souza, S.H. Raza, Manjit Bawa, Ram Kumar and Akbar Padamsee alongside exceptional works from contemporary artists such as Shibu Natesan, Atul Dodiya, Subodh Gupta, Anju Dodiya,T.V. Santhosh and more.
The auction will take place online at www.saffronart.com, where the catalog is now available for viewing. Preview events have been scheduled at Saffronart’s gallery spaces in both New York and Mumbai. Collectors will be able to place bids via the website in addition to Saffronart’s proprietary Blackberry and iPhone mobile applications.
Speaking about the auction, Dinesh Vazirani, CEO and Co-founder of Saffronart said, “Ten years ago Saffronart broke new ground in hosting the first ever online auction of Indian art. As we begin this important 10th anniversary year, Saffronart is offering a wide range of modern and contemporary works with great aesthetic quality and impeccable provenance. The auction will appeal to first time buyers as well as knowledgeable and sophisticated collectors.”
Vazirani continued, “Since 2000, Saffronart has been at the vanguard of the Indian art market, bringing transparency and accessibility, and increasing global awareness of modern and contemporary Indian art and culture. As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, our founding vision of Saffronart as the leading global auction house for modern and contemporary Indian art and jewelry has become reality.”