AUCTION 2003 (MAY) (6-8 MAY 2003) : Sales and Enquiries

Saffronart has been acclaimed as one of the most comprehensive and definitive sources for Indian modern and contemporary art today. Since its inception, Saffronart has been a major proponent of contemporary art by providing artists with greater opportunities to engage an Indian and global audience, as well as providing individuals corporates and institutions with access to a substantial range of art, information, and advice.

Combining a series of critically acclaimed exhibitions across the globe with a strong online presence, we have made access to Indian contemporary art both easy and instantaneous. In addition, we have been involved in several activities in India that encourage the development of Indian contemporary art and provide greater exposure to its artists to an international audience. Following in the wake of four very successful online auctions, Saffronart's fifth online auction features a collection of 127 Lots by 53 established and emerging artists of Indian contemporary fine art. The auction will take place exclusively on, allowing serious collectors as well as first time bidders, world wide, to place their bids over a period of three days as opposed to a few hours in a live auction giving more decision making flexibility.

Saffronart will also preview a selection of paintings at the Taj Mahal hotels in Mumbai and Delhi to provide bidders with an opportunity to view select lots. The preview events are part of a recently announced partnership between Saffronart and the Taj group of Hotels, which seeks to bring together the best of contemporary Indian art together with the best in hospitality. Both companies will jointly present a series of events on order to pursue a common goal: generating a greater global awareness of and appreciation for India's heritage and artistic tradition.

Auction Dates

Tuesday, May 6, 2003 9:00 am IST
(11:30 pm US Eastern Time, May 5, 2003)
Thursday, May 8, 2003 9:30 pm IST
(12:00 pm US Eastern Time, May 8, 2003)

Please note that bidding closes at different times according to lot Groups. These times have been listed in the Bid Closing Schedule.

Previews Dates:
New Delhi:
April 20, 2003, 7 PM onwards
The Taj Mahal Hotel The Diwan-I-Am,
1 Mansingh road, New Delhi
Tel. (91 11) 2302-6162
May 5th, 2003, 7 PM onwards
The Taj Mahal Hotel, Rendezvous,
Apollo Bunder, Mumbai 400 001
Tel. (91 22) 5665-3366
email: [email protected]
Lots Available:

127 Lots of established and emerging artists of Indian contemporary fine art. All Lots are published in Saffronart's catalogue and may also be viewed online . Some lots can be viewed in our offices in Mumbai with prior appointment.

Auction Pre-registration

You must be registered and verified for the Saffronart auction in order to bid. If you are already a registered user, you will still have to pre-register for the auction and accept the terms and conditions of sale, but you may login and participate using your Saffronart login id. Once you pre-register, a Saffronart representative will verify your details prior to giving you bidding access. You will be sent an email confirming your bidding authorization along with your login id and password. Bidders are advised to pre-register at least 12 hours prior to the start of the auction so that bidding access is available at the start of the auction
If you are using an absentee/written bid form rather than participating actively online, we will complete the registration formalities for you. Saffronart will then email your login id and password to you, which you may use to visit the auction online.

Mailing address and Inquiries

Industry Manor, 3rd Floor,
Mumbai 400 025

Sales and Inquiries
Contact: Yamini Telkar, Punya Nagpal
Email: [email protected]
Help Desk Tel:(91-22) 2432-2898 / 2436-4113 ext 204/205
Fax: (91-22) 2432-1187

Shipping and Insurance
Contact: V. Rajesh
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (91 22) 2436-4113 extension 210
Fax: (91 22) 2432-1187

Payments and Accounts
Contact: Amarjeet Deol
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (91 22) 2436-4113 ext 201
Fax: (91 22) 2432-1187

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