Art Gala at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai hosts Saffronart’s first live auction
This is India’s first auction dedicated to Souza’s works, and also the first time that the artist’s family’s collection is being made available to collectors in India. With more than 100 competitively estimated lots, including oil paintings, water colours, drawings and chemical alterations, this auction caters to established art collectors as well as those just setting out on their collecting journeys and looking to acquire a work by one of India’s most well known modern artists without breaking the bank.
Souza was born in 1924 in Saligao, Goa. After being expelled from the Sir JJ School of Art in Mumbai for participating in the Quit India Movement, he founded the Progressive Artist's Group (PAG) in 1947 along with MF Husain and KH Ara, among others. Of all his contemporaries from the PAG, of which he was the main ideologue, Souza was perhaps the single real international success. An articulate genius, he augmented his disturbing and powerful drawings and paintings with his sharp, stylish and provocative prose. Dating from the 1940s to the 1990s, the lots in this auction represent every phase of Souza’s artistic career, from his early years in Goa and Mumbai to the time he spent in London and then New York.
The auction is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with an introduction by Francesca Souza and Keren Souza Kohn, as well as several previously unseen photographs and letters from the Souza family collection.
Art Week at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai by Saffronart
The auction and its preview are being held as part of the first annual Art Week at
The course is structured such that by the end of it participants will be familiar with art terms, artists’ styles, and movements relevant to art practices in India. It will also equip the participant to gauge the relative value of work in context to period, style and overall quality. Complementing each course session is a public talk, focusing on a specific issue relating to Indian art. Instructors and speakers include Yashodhara Dalmia, Conor Macklin, Dr. Arshiya Lokhandwala, Dr. Kavita Singh, Nancy Adajania, Abhay Sardesai, Dinesh Vazirani and Nathaniel Gaskell.
Art Week at
Hidden Histories and Geography - Narratives in Art is one of the many themes that have been exhibited which is an eclectic group of artists who create a rich kaleidoscope of images, words and memories. The artists featured in are Alexis Kersey, Banoo Batliboi, George K, Sudhir Pandey, Suhas Bahulkar and Smriti Dixit engaging narrative that probes into the nature of the image and the word.
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