About Saffronart

A global company with deep Indian roots, Saffronart was founded in 2000 on the strength of a private passion. Remaining committed to this passion and personal values, today Saffronart is a strong and successful international business that both embraces and drives change.

Mumbai Gallery
Mumbai Gallery
New York Gallery
New York Gallery
Delhi Gallery
Delhi Gallery

With over twelve years of experience in auctioning Indian art online, Saffronart is committed to serving the growing community of Indian collectors, while also creating a cultural bridge to India for both the global Indian diaspora and the international community at large. Providing a platform that enables access to view, purchase and become involved in the development of Indian art, jewelry and collectibles globally, Saffronart has set global benchmarks for online auctions and was recently the subject of a case study at Harvard Business School.

In October 2008, Saffronart extended its unique online auction platform to host its inaugural sale of Fine Jewels and Watches, adding a new dimension to its online and market presence, and in April 2010, Saffronart leveraged its online presence and global reach to introduce a new product – Prime Properties in India. Since December 2011 Saffronart has offered Indian antiquities including sculptures, artefacts and miniature paintings on its auction platform in auctions conducted by Collectibles Antiques India Private Limited. Most recently, Saffronart held its inaugural auctions of Modern & Impressionist Art in February 2012, Carpets & Rugs in March 2012, and Folk & Tribal Art & Objects in August 2012. The Story by Saffronart, offering collections of extraordinary objects for sale every day, was launched in November 2012.

With online auctions, a host of technology enabled services for clients, and a global presence in Mumbai, New York, London and Delhi, Saffronart has broadened and simplified access to Indian art, jewelry, collectibles and real estate. In collaboration with eminent institutions, organizations and publications, the company endeavours to provide accurate and timely information on Indian artists, designers, events and trends.

For more information on how to participate in our auctions, view our buying guide & help. Also see our Authenticity Guarantee.

The Saffronart Website

The website www.saffronart.com, as the online location for all Saffronart auctions, is central to the services Saffronart provides. In addition the website also lists art, jewelry and properties for online or private sale. In 2009, Saffronart launched an online jewelry guide and glossary on the website, and in April 2010, it introduced its Prime Properties online catalogue on the website as well.

Saffronart in Mumbai, New York, London and Delhi

Saffronart's gallery spaces in Mumbai, Delhi and New York, and its offices in London provide access to a substantial range of art, information and advice. The gallery space in Mumbai opened with a definitive collection of works by Francis Newton Souza in 2003 and through the years has followed this with several partner gallery exhibitions and auction previews. Saffronart's space in New York, at the prestigious Fuller Building, is a large viewing area, lounge and office, which opened with a preview of its 2007 Summer Online Auction, followed by a major retrospective of S.H. Raza's work. Saffronart London opened on New Bond Street, London, in 2008, and our newest gallery in Delhi opened at the Oberoi Hotel in January 2011.

Saffronart Events

Saffronart has held several highly successful online auctions, accompanied by physical catalogues and preview events in cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, New York, London and Hong Kong. These auctions allow bidders around the world to participate simultaneously in exciting sales. Saffronart has also organized several curated exhibitions, both physical and online. In January 2011, Saffronart opened its Delhi gallery with the exhibition ‘V.S. Gaitonde: Works from Private Collections’, and in January 2010 Saffronart hosted a retrospective of the work of Krishen Khanna at the Lalit Kala Akademi in Delhi. Recently, Volte Gallery and Saffronart presented ‘Fables’ a solo show of works by Ranbir Kaleka at Saffronart in Delhi. Prior to these exhibitions, Saffronart presented the shows ‘A New Vanguard: Trends in Contemporary Indian Art’ in New York with the Guild Art Gallery in September 2009, and ‘Bapu’, curated by Gayatri Sinha, in Mumbai in January 2009. Prior to these, Saffronart has presented major retrospectives of F.N. Souza and S.H. Raza, as well as large scale exhibitions of modern and contemporary Indian art in Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, New Delhi and Singapore.

Saffronart Services

Responding to the needs of today’s collectors, Saffronart offers a range of services including art advisory, private sales, appraisals and valuations, and specialized art storage. Through these personalized services, our dedicated team of professionals provides collectors with a comprehensive set of options to evolve and care for their collections over time. Most recently, Saffronart launched its mobile website ‘m.saffronart.com’, and downloadable mobile and iPad auction applications, the first of their kind globally, which allow collectors to monitor and bid at Saffronart auctions from data-enabled mobile devices including the Blackberry and iPhone, and the iPad.

Contact Us

Saffronart, Mumbai Saffronart, London Saffronart, New York Saffronart, Delhi
Industry Manor, Ground Floor
Mumbai - 400 025
Tel: +91 80800 19459
Fax: +91 80800 19459
Email: [email protected]
73 New Bond Street, 1st Floor
London, W1S 1RS
Tel: +44 20 7409 7974
Email: [email protected]
The Fuller Building,
595 Madison Avenue, Suite 900
New York, NY 10022
Tel: +1 212 627 5006
Fax: +1 212 627 5006
Email: [email protected]
Saffronart, The Oberoi
Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg
New Delhi 110003
Contact: +91 11 2436 9415
Fax: +91 80800 19459
Email: [email protected]