The twentieth auction by Bid & Hammer is being lead by paintings from Manjit Bawa, M.F Husain, J. Swaminathan, V.S Gaitonde, F. N Souza, N.S Bendre and also a rare painting attributed to Raja Ravi Varma. Alongside prominent works by these stalwarts of modern Indian art, on offer are rare Tanjore, Kalighat, Murshidabad & Bengal School paintings to compliment the works of important artists Jogen Chowdhury, Ram Kumar, G R Santosh, K K Hebbar and the contemporaries like Thota Vaikuntam, Padmanabh Bendre, Rekha Rao, S G Vasudev, Shobha Broota and G R Iranna amongst others. With a total of 55 lots on offer, the estimates begin from as low as Rs 4,000 going upto Rs 5 crores and as always, the origin and provenance of the works standout with many of them coming as they are from the artists directly and acquired by notable collectors.
Date - 7th and 8th November 2019
About Bid &Hammer - Bid & Hammer has established itself as India’s pioneering multi-category auction house and is known to have offered important works by prominent Indian artists such as Raja Ravi Varma, Antonio Xavier Trindade, F N Souza and M F Husain, besides iconic English artists J M W Turner, William Hodges and French illustrator Etienne Drian amongst others. The decorative sections have had works by Rene Lalique, Mappin & Webb, Dan Dailey (Daum) and T Manickam Chetty & Sons to name a few. A traditional bricks and mortar auction house operating out of Bangalore & New Delhi with previews and auctions also held in Chennai and Jodhpur, since their first ‘Floor Auction’ in 2008 they have conducted various ‘Estate Auctions’ and have also conducted ‘Live Online Only’ and ‘Silent Bids’ auctions.
Established in 2007 by Maher Dadha (industrialist, art collector and also publisher of the book \'Views of India – Art of the British Raj\') and his sons Ankush Dadha & Apoorva Dadha along with Charu Sharma (auctioneer & commentator), HRH Gaj Singh II (Maharaja of Jodhpur and convener of Marwar INTACH), Rukmini Varma (great-grand niece of Raja Ravi Varma), Bob Hayton (international auctioneer & decorative arts specialist) and Savita Apte (world renown Modern & Contemporary Indian Art specialist) amongst others, Bid & Hammer\'s team of directors, advisors & specialists have a wealth of international experience allied to a deep understanding of the complex dynamics of the Indian market
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User :- Zebah Patanwala