Were you looking to buy Senior Indian artists’ works? Look no further! Saffronart ’s summer online auction features the works of many famous Indian Artists. Their annual online auction commences on the 12th of June and ends on the 13th. Be sure to check it out tomorrow!


Saffron Art is one of the world’s leading auction houses that conducts both live and online auctions. Their objective is to promote and spread awareness about Indian artists and their artwork – which includes paintings, jewellery and antiquities made by Indian artists. Founded in 2000, they are committed to bridging the cultural gap between the Indian and global art eco system.


Among the myriad of famous artists being showcased in the online auction is Sudarshan Shetty, well known for his piece “House of Shades” that was commissioned by Louis Vuitton and unveiled in Galleria di Milano in 2010. Sudarshan Shetty ‘s painting ‘Praise of Shadows’ is featured here. The placement of a fish’s skeleton in a quotidian space such as the one depicted here offers a unique juxtaposition between mundane life and fantasy.


Out of the 120 lots being auctioned is V S Gaitonde’s artwork at Lot Number 51. This piece is the work that is the most expensive, with an estimate of over Rs.16.5 crores or $2.4 million! This untitled oil on canvas piece was made by V S Gaitonde in 1970.


Other artists that are being featured include Jamini Roy, K H Ara, Haku Shah, Ganesh Pyne, Sadanand Bakre, Jitish Kallat , Huma Mulji, Gaganendranath Tagore, H A Gade, M F Hussain, Ram Kumar Artist, Sailoz Mukherjea, F N Souza, Syed Haider Raza, Jagdish Swaminathan, Akbar Padamsee, Krishen Khanna, Sakti Burman, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Anjolie Ela Menon and many more. Don’t forget to go onto www.saffronart.com/auctions/summer-online-auction-2019-4141 to view and bid on the numerous other artworks by many acclaimed artists!

Sudarshan Shetty

In Praise of Shadows


This painting depicts a quotidian environment-perhaps a modern office setting. What subverts this seemingly ordinary image is the floating skeletal frame of a fish swimming in the air above.

By constructing such bizarre worlds, Shetty offers his viewers an alternate reality to escape within, or even be amazed and amused by. At the same time, this work also challenges viewers to cross-examine the ‘ordinary’, instead of taking it for granted.

This work is currently on display at the Saffron Art gallery in Mumbai ahead of our Summer Online Auction on 12-13 June 2019.

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