Saffronart & Mercedes-Benz: Partnership

Mercedes-Benz presents The Saffronart Art & Aesthetics Series

Mercedes-Benz and Saffronart invite you to attend a six-part series of talks, panel discussions and exhibitions at their venues around the country, each focusing on a different aspect of the historical and current evolution of Indian art and aesthetics.

The series will include special events in Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Ludhiana, as well as online videos or audio, and will feature presentations by well-known experts on understanding modern and contemporary Indian art, the country’s rich heritage of jewellery design and production, Indian design and architecture and much more.

Each of these events will be followed by a private cocktail reception where guests can interact with the speakers and learn more about their fields of expertise.

A talk on Modern and Contemporary Indian art

As the market for modern and contemporary Indian art expands globally, we take a critical look at the developments and players that have influenced its evolution over the last fifteen years.

Event Details
Place: Pune
Venue: B U Bhandari, 101, Baner, Mumbai - Bangalore Highway, Pune - 411 045
Date: 27th August 2011

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Shinde Jewels: A talk by Reema Keswani exploring the life and work of Harry Winston’s head designer

Shinde Jewels, written by Reema Keswani, lifts the shroud of mystery from a man The New York Times has called “a leading figure in design known only to cognoscenti.” Working with the world’s rarest jewels, the late A.V. Shinde decorated everyone from Imelda Marcos to the Sultan of Brunei. Over the course of an hour, we will trace the life of Shinde from the first two decades of his sixty-five-year career designing for the fabled Maharajahs of India, to traveling the world as head designer for the diamond legend Harry Winston. Based on three years of intimate conversations with A.V. Shinde and featuring previously unpublished photographs and designs, Keswani offers and insider’s account of the creation of the world’s most famous jewelry.

Event Details
Venue: Saffronart Mumbai, Industry Manor, Ground Floor, Near Century Bazaar, Appasaheb Marathe Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400025
Date: August 9, 2011

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Click here to hear an interview with Reema Keswani on the life and times of Ambaji Shinde
Shinde Jewels: An interview with Reema Keswani