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, diversifying the range and quality of artists featured in its leading annual auction. The sale also includes paintings and sculptures by contemporary artists G Ravinder Reddy, Nataraj Sharma, Subodh Gupta and Bharti Kher.

Commenting on the auction, CEO Hugo Weihe said, “The sale includes works of exceptional quality and rarity, which offer new possibilities for reflection and dialogue. Consider the juxtaposition of the magical blue Gaitonde with a hazy blue mountain landscape by Roerich, the sea by Padamsee, or of a peninsula by Khakhar. Many works are of unique historical significance, and are milestone achievements for the artists.”

Saffronart’s Evening Sale in New Delhi is one of the most anticipated auctions held in the art capital. First launched in September 2014, the auction attracts the most prominent collectors in India and abroad by sourcing significant works supported by well-researched catalogues. In September 2015, the auction achieved a total sales value of INR 82.6 crores (USD 12.7 million), with its cover lots, Souza’s Man and Woman Laughing, and Tyeb Mehta’s Standing Figure crossing USD 1 million. In September 2016, the auction made headlines when Akbar Padamsee’s seminal Greek Landscape sold for INR 19.19 crore (USD 2.9 million), doubling its pre-sale estimate. With the fourth edition of the Evening Sale, Saffronart continues to encourage buyers to build strong art collections.

The Evening Sale will be held at The Leela Palace, New Delhi, on 21 September 2017. It is preceded by previews and viewings at Saffronart in Mumbai and New Delhi, where select lots are on display. All lots from the sale can be viewed on

Image sheet, Saffronart’s Evening Sale, New Delhi, 21 September 2017

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