3 Stylistic Elements in Jehangir Sabavala’s ‘The Cactus Wave’

Saffronart’s upcoming auction Alive: Evening Sale of Modern and Contemporary Art features a painting by Sabavala titled The Cactus Wave, 2006, which illustrates his masterful understanding of form, colour, space and structure.

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Perspectives and Paradoxes: Two Paintings on Benaras

Our upcoming auction Alive: Evening Sale of Modern and Contemporary Art on 17 September features two paintings that encapsulate not only the various spiritual associations of this city, but also the nuances of a friendship between two of India’s greatest modernists – M F Husain and Ram Kumar.

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5 Places that Shaped S H Raza’s Career

Saffronart’s Winter Online Auction on 9 – 10 December 2019 features three significant paintings that chart the trajectory of S H Raza’s career. We take a look at some of the places that influenced this seminal artist.

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4 Unique Installations from the Saatchi Collection

Our upcoming Winter Online Auction on 9 – 10 December 2019 features 22 works of contemporary Indian art from the illustrious Saatchi Collection, which will be offered at No Reserve. These works were part of a groundbreaking exhibition of contemporary Indian art in Europe, titled The Empire Strikes Back, at London’s Saatchi Gallery in 2010.

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Pinned Post: The Evolving Art of Brooches

One of the earliest forms of jewellery, brooches began as simple utilitarian pins to hold garments together, worn by both men and women. The evolution and elevation of the brooch into an accessory and ornament closely mirrored the sociopolitical and economic contexts of each decade. “They have been both formal and narrative, spare and ornate, made of diamonds, iron or diamonds and iron – probably every technique and material ever embraced by jewelers.”

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