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Art Bengaluru’s International Art Auction

09-11-2012 05:54 PM CET | Arts & Culture

Press release from: Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

Includes artworks of celebrated International artists & unique lots including sculptures, coffee tables, chairs and other collectors’ items.

Bangalore, India, Friday - August 24th, 2012 -- ‘Art Bengaluru 2012’ ( ), South India’s premier festival for contemporary art and culture, presents an iconic event as a part of its celebrations – an International Art Auction ( ). The Auction, being presented by well-known auctioneer - Angira Arya, will take place on the culminating day of the festival – Friday - 24 August 2012, at the ITC Windsor Sheraton, Bangalore. The auction promises to be the first of its kind in the city featuring the works of legendary artists including M.F. Hussain, Jamini Roy, S.H. Raza, B. Prabha, F.N. Souza, Ganesh Pyne, K.K. Hebbar, Krishen Khanna, Ramkumar, Bakre, Somnath Hore. Moreover, the Auction will also feature Serigraphs & Lithographs of eminent artists and other unique lots including sculptures, coffee tables, chairs and other collectors’ items.

Uzma Irfan – Conceptualiser & Organiser, ‘Art Bengaluru 2012’ & Executive Director, Prestige Group said, “Art Auctions are a significant part of the art world, in art capitals around the world. Committed art patrons visit these cities regularly to collect sought-after artworks of celebrated artists. Bangalore, on the other hand, is slowly but surely making its mark in the global art market and the Art Auction, being organized as a part of ‘Art Bengaluru 2012’, aims to bring together such art patrons and buyers from across the country.”

Moreover, the art auction is in aid of Christel House India, an NGO for the empowerment and education of underprivileged children.

Click here to view the auction catalog online & be a part of the Art Auction! -

About ‘Art Bengaluru 2012’ :
Following the success of the previous editions of Art Bengaluru and its veritable recognition as one of the world’s leading art events to watch out for today, The Collection, UB City in association with Sublime Galleria and Art Chutney presents the 3rd Edition of ‘Art Bengaluru’. ‘Art Bengaluru’ is an annual forum which aims to bring together artists, galleries, art collectors, art enthusiasts and the best in contemporary Indian art from across India under one roof. The festival is showcasing around 200-250 artworks of over 100 artists from 10-24 August 2012 at The Collection, UB City.

‘Art Bengaluru 2012’ features the artworks of 17 eminent art galleries from across India including Sublime Galleria ( ), Art Chutney, I Art, Deccan Art Foundation, Time & Space, Third Eye Gallery, Mahua, Ajantha Studio, Vinscent Art World, Merging Hues, Chavi by Amaya, Savi 3 Studio, Varna Sangama Art Gallery, Chitrasangam Art Gallery (Hubli), Ayyah Art Galleries, PRV Gallery Space & Impana Art House.

This prestigious festival has also brought together eminent and talented artists from around the globe. Some of the artists from India who are showcasing their work include Vijit Pillai, Shipra Bhattacharya, Shuva Prassana, C. Jagdish, Farhad Hussain, Ganesh Doddamani, Kalabhakesari, Jyothi Aranha, Shahul Kollangude, Sudeep Mukherjee, R.D. Roy, Ganesh Dey, Sudhir Shelar, Shekar Bellari, K.N. Ramachandran, Bharti Prajapati, Nandgopal S., Niren Sengupta, Ravendra Salve, Dilipkumar Kale, Madhuri Dilip, Jagadish Kadur, Siri Khandavilli and S.A. Vimalanathan, Ramesh Gorjala, Asit Kumar Patnaick, K. Ravi, Nityam Singha Roy, Bratin Khan, Sekar Roy, Fawad Tamkanat, Sachin S. Jaltare, Laxman Aeleay, Vijay Raaj Bhodankar, Vimalanathan, Rama Suresh, Anand Panchal, Shyamul Mukkerjee, Shreekanth Kurva, Somenath Maity, Suresh Gulage, A. Karuppiah, A.P. Santhanaraj, Sakeel Momin, N. Manohar, Manohar Raja, Nirmala Anand, Partha Bhattacharjee among others.

In addition, Art Bengaluru this year is showcasing works of several artists from Africa, including David Muzugno, Joseph Cartoon, Ruth Nyakundi, Wilson Mwangi and Dinesh Revankar.

Some of the highlights of the festival include:
• An exhibition of jewellery design ( ) brought alive through the medium of art by renowned designer - Pallavi Foley & well-known artist - Vijith Pillai
• Children’s Art Competition
•Workshops on:
- ‘Music Art’ by the Nathiniel School of Music
- ‘Dance Art’ by Shiamak Davar’s Institute of Performing Arts
- ‘Art Speak’ by Suresh Jairam
- ‘Pop-up Art’, ‘3D on canvas’, ‘Pantomime’, ‘Wax Art’, ‘Art of making animation films’ by Reenu etc.
- ‘Architecture Speak’ by Christopher Johnstone

About Art Bengaluru:
Art Bengaluru is an exclusive event that is designed to showcase various types of art forms including ‘Wall Art’ (fine art, paintings, illustrations, photographs) and ‘Stand-alone Art’ (sculpture, installations, product design). Art Bengaluru was first launched in March 2010, and after two successful editions, the event this year promises to be bigger and more diverse since it has extended its purview to include different forms of art!

The venue for Art Bengaluru will be the highly-acclaimed, The Collection, UB City which is conveniently located in the heart of cosmopolitan Bangalore. Needless to say, the Tuscan architecture of UB City complements the art festival by creating an illusion of fluent expanse. Art displayed in this landmark area promises to enhance aesthetic awareness and create a sensory delight for the viewer.

Press & Media Contact:
Urmila Biswas / Lakshman Babu
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Level-06 Fifth Floor
Bagmane Laurel 65/2, Bagmane Teck Park
CV Raman Nagar Byrasandra
Bangalore - 560 093, India
+919886099736 / +919845706155

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