The Modern & Contemporary Indian Art Auction 2013 Signs Off Successfully

Mar 07, 2013, 00:13 ET from Sublime Galleria

BANGALORE, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Curtains Came Down on the First Ever Edition of the Modern & Contemporary Indian Art Auction 2013, That was Held in aid of Christel House, India at ITC Windsor Recently

In what was the first edition of a biannual event, art patrons and buyers from leading metros of India came together to witness and participate in the 'Modern & Contemporary Indian Art Auction 2013'.


The organizing committee, represented by Uzma Irfan, Co-Founder of the Event & Director, Corp Communications, Prestige Group and Neha Verma, Events & Promotions Head, Prestige Group took centre stage and addressed the gathering to launch the proceedings. Christel DeHaan, a familiar face globally representing the Christel House Charity, was the guest of honor. India's well-known art auctioneer, Angira Arya conducted the auction ceremoniously amidst the cheers of patrons and record sales of the paintings and art works. 

Another highlight was the still display of the rare Bentley Mulsane and the Continental GT.

Adds an elated Uzma Irfan, "We are overwhelmed with the success of the first ever 'Modern & Contemporary Indian Art Auction'. The response we received and the sales we garnered are testimony to the growing popularity of fine art in Bangalore. I believe this is only the tip of the iceberg and Bengaluru will experience many more such events with the support of internationally acclaimed artists in the years to come."

About 'Modern & Contemporary Indian Art Auction 2013'

Catering to the growing number of art patrons aspiring to quality International art, prompted Bengaluru to feature the 'Modern & Contemporary Indian Art Auction'. The rare event hosted a blend of top notch Indian artists and their works. The event was attended by a mix of art patrons and connoisseurs representing diverse backgrounds but unified by their love for art.

The auction was held in aid of Christel House India, a charity that works to break the cycle of poverty for some of the world's poorest children. The bespoke event was held on the 1st of March, 2013 at the ITC Windsor, Bangalore.

Close on the heels of the recent success of the annual art event 'Art Bengaluru' held at UB City each year, the first edition of 'Modern & Contemporary Indian Art Auction' is organized by Sublime Gallery and in association with UB City and Prestige Group. The event is also supported by Forbes India and the partnered by Four Seasons & Black Dog. ITC Windsor is the hospitality partner.

Christel DeHaan, Founder, Christel House International and Co-Founder, Resort Condominiums International, philanthropist and respected art lover adds, "On behalf of the children of Christel House India, I express my heartfelt gratitude to the Prestige Group and the orgnaisers of the Modern & Contemporary Indian Art Auction 2013 for selecting Christel House to be the beneficiary of Bangalore's largest charity art auction."

'Modern & Contemporary Indian Art Auction' is organized in association with well-known art patrons including Sanjiv Shanmugham, Jeeva Bhat, Sumeeta Chopra, Shaista Baljee, Vijay Rekhi, H.S. Rattha, Akash Khanna, Yash Saboo, Andrew Hendrian, Jawahar Gopal, M. Mohan, Vinita Chaitanya and Dr. Utpal Ray.

Artworks which were featured in the auction include, works of Francis Newton Souza, Manu Parekh, Arpana Caur, S.H. Raza, Shuvaprasanna, Chitrovanu Mazumdar, Anupam Sud, S.G. Vasudev, Yusuf Arakkal, Paritosh Sen, Jogen Chowdhury, Pradip Maitra, M. Senathipathi, Bimal Kundu, S. Nandagopal, Vijender Sharma, Shipra Bhattacharya, Prabhakar M. Kolte, Paramjit Singh, Arunanshu Chowdhury, Jayashree Chakravarty, Thota Vaikuntam.

The auction catalogue shows the vastness and quality of the artworks. The event had as many as 122 lots being auctioned on the 1st of March. The artworks are a blend of carefully selected contemporary artists in addition to many established artists whose works are not easily available in the city. Sublime and Art Chutney were the first to introduce a serious art festival 'Art Bengaluru' to Bangalore following which they have started the trend of formal luxury art auctions in the city to help increase the art appreciation.

Complete details of the Art Auction, with images of the recently concluded event are LIVE on the Official Website -

About Sublime Galleria

Sublime Galleria, located at UB City, India's first Sky Gallery, founded by Ms. Uzma Irfan - Director, Corporate Communications, Prestige Group in 2009, is known for its encouragement and support of the fine arts and performing arts. It holds exhibitions showcasing the talents of not only famous artists but also of up-and-coming artists.

Primary Media Contact: Ms. Preeti Goswami,, 91-9535678825

Secondary Media Contact: Mr. Lakshman Babu,, 91-9845706155

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