Auction house Christie’s is all set to present a strong-selection of highlights during the Mumbai Gallery Weekend, from 9 to 12 January 2020. The occasion will also see a guided tour by Christie’s specialists and there will be more than 150 works of Modern and Contemporary Indian art at the auction.
The auction house also announced an additional single-owner auction, A Lasting Engagement: The Jane and Kito de Boer, during New York’s annual Asian Art Week in March 2020. A live auction will take place on 18 March and will be accompanied by an online sale, offering additional works from the collection between 13-20 March.
Coinciding with the India Art Fair, there will be a preview at the Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi on 31 January and 1 February.
Commenting on the occasion, Deepanjana Klein, International Director of the South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art department stated, “The depth of this Collection is a rarity in our field. Institutional in nature and intellect, Jane and Kito collected Indian art with the passion that knew no bounds. It is our honour to bring a small fraction of this Collection to the market.”
Calling Indian art their obsession Jane and Kito de Boer added, “We purchased our first paintings on impulse. These were an emotional response, reflecting our excitement at the vibrancy and energy of India’s culture. Since then, collecting India’s art has become an obsession. It has come to shape our lives. Today our collection has over 1,000 works of Indian art. Far too many to display! The moment you run out of wall space and yet continue to acquire is the time to admit that obsession has become an addiction.”
Compared to the last few years, this will be the largest and most important single-owner sale of South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art that Christie’s has ever announced in this field.
Credits: IANS Life
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