BANGALORE, India – Catering to the growing number of art patrons aspiring for International quality art has prompted Bangalore to feature the ‘Modern & Contemporary Indian Art Auction’. The rare event will host a blend of top notch Indian artists and their works. The event will be attended by a mix of art patrons and connoisseurs representing diverse backgrounds but unified by their love for art.
The auction is being held in aid of Christel House India, a charity that works to break the cycle of poverty for some of the world’s poorest children. The creativity filled event will be held on 1st of March, 2013 at the ITC Windsor, Bangalore, 7pm onwards.
Close on the heels of the recent success of the annual art event ‘Art Bengaluru’ held at UB City each year, the first edition of the ‘Modern & Contemporary Indian Art Auction’ is organized by Sublime Gallery and ArtChutney.com in association with the UB City and Prestige Group. The event is also supported by Forbes India and partnered by Four Seasons and Black Dog. ITC Windsor is the hospitality partner.
Christel DeHaan, Founder, Christel House International and Co-Founder, Resort Condominiums International, philanthropist and respected art lover will be gracing the event with her presence. She adds, “On behalf of the children of Christel House India, I express my heartfelt gratitude to Prestige Group and Modern & Contemporary Indian Art Auction 2013 for selecting Christel House to be the beneficiary of Bangalore’s largest charity art auction.” This year the objective of the auction is to bring about a unique platform inspired by international art events. Adds Uzma Irfan, Co-Founder of ‘Modern & Contemporary Indian Art Auction’, “This Spring Edition of the ‘Modern & Contemporary Indian Art Auction’ aims to present an exclusive event which will bring together renowned work from across the country, in an effort to introduce a higher level of art appreciation. The platform will play host to some of the most revered names in modern art, all in support of a single cause and their love for true art.”
‘Modern & Contemporary Indian Art Auction’ is being organized in association with well-known art patrons including Sanjiv Shanmugham, Jeeva Bhat, Sumeeta Chopra, Shaista Baljee, Vijay Rekhi, H.S. Rattha, Akash Khanna, Yash Saboo, Andrew Hendrian, Jawahar Gopal, M. Mohan, Vinita Chaitanya and Dr. Utpal Ray.
Artworks which are slotted to feature in the auction include works of Francis Newton Souza, Manu Parekh, Arpana Caur, S.H. Raza, Shuvaprasanna, Chitrovanu Mazumdar, Anupam Sud, S.G. Vasudev, Yusuf Arakkal, Paritosh Sen, Jogen Chowdhury, Pradip Maitra, M. Senathipathi, Bimal Kundu, S. Nandagopal, Vijender Sharma, Shipra Bhattacharya, Prabhakar M. Kolte, Paramjit Singh, Arunanshu Chowdhury, Jayashree Chakravarty and Thota Vaikuntam.
The auction catalogue shows the vastness and quality of the artworks. The event will have as many as 122 lots being auctioned on the 1st of March. The artworks are a blend of carefully selected contemporary artists, in addition to many established artists whose works are not easily available in the city. Sublime and ArtChutney were the first to introduce a serious art festival ‘Art Bengaluru’ to Bangalore following which they have started the trend of formal luxury art auctions in the city to help increase art appreciation.
The auction will be followed by a lavish poolside dinner and a private viewing of the Bentley Mulsanne and Continental GT.