Monthly Archives: October 2012

Anupam Poddar on Art from Pakistan

Yamini Telkar of Saffronart in conversation with Delhi collector Anupam Poddar  New Delhi: Anupam Poddar, undoubtedly one of India’s most important contemporary art collectors, hardly needs an introduction. Poddar has been acknowledged worldwide as a premier patron in the ArtReview … Continue reading

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Kamran Anwar’s Top 5 from the Art of Pakistan Auction (Nov 07-08 2012)

Elisabetta Marabotto of Saffronart in conversation with collector Kamran Anwar “I find these artists and their works to be path breaking within the context of the time they were produced and the sheer ability to handle form with fineness and … Continue reading

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Pigeon Blood: Burmese Rubies

Amy Lin of Saffronart explores the significance of rubies from Burma (Myanmar)  New York: Gleaming red with a fiery core, rubies have commanded the attention of kings and nobles throughout the centuries, who believed in the stone’s power to harbor … Continue reading

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An interview with Adeela Suleman

Josheen Oberoi of Saffronart speaks with Adeela Suleman about the trajectory of her art practice New York: On November 7-8 next week, Saffronart will have it’s inaugural sale of Art of Pakistan. This is a curated selection of modern and … Continue reading

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FIAC, Paris – An Art Fair Showcasing the Regulars

Guest blogger Kanika Anand shares her impressions of FIAC and its representation of Indian artists  Paris: Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, popularly know by the acronym FIAC, is France’s primary fair of contemporary art, hosted at the Grand Palais in Paris in … Continue reading

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Art Deco and India’s Royal Families

Nishad Avari of Saffronart on the status of Art Deco in India’s royal collections  Mumbai: In the nineteenth century, first under the East India Company and then as part of the British Empire when Queen Victoria assumed the title of … Continue reading

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Cartier’s Timekeeping Legacy

Manjari Sihare of Saffronart explores Cartier’s timekeeping history New York: This week Saffronart is offering a unique selection of watches in its Autumn Online Auction of Fine Jewels & Watches. Some exquisite highlights of the collection include the Ladies Bagnoire, … Continue reading

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World Famous Sapphires

Amy Lin of Saffronart explores some of the most renowned sapphires in the world In my previous post, I wrote about the significance of Kashmir sapphires. Here, I’m going to expand the geography and compare some of the best sapphires … Continue reading

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Pearls: The Queen of Gems

Amy Lin of Saffronart explores the origins of pearls in relation to some of the opulent pearls featured in this month’s Auction of Fine Jewelry & Watches New York: From Cleopatra drinking a pearl dissolved in a cocktail to prove … Continue reading

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Queens Museum of Art presents After Midnight: Indian Modern and Contemporary Art, 1947-1997

Manjari Sihare of Saffronart shares details of a forthcoming conference on modern & contemporary Indian art in New York  New York: In 2014-15, the Queens Museum of Art will present the exhibition The Rising Phoenix: A Dialogue Between Modern and Contemporary Indian … Continue reading

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