StoryLTD by Saffronart presents the Times Art Fest Online Auction, featuring works by leading artists from Gujarat and across India, including Paresh Maity, Manu Parekh, Ram Kumar, Thota Vaikuntam, K G Subramanyan, Madhvi Parekh and Jagannath Panda.

The 24-hour online auction features a total of 48 lots, and will be held on storyltd.com on 25 - 26 January 2021. There will be a reduced Buyer's Premium and several lots are offered at No Reserve.

The auction marks the culmination of the Times Art Fest 2020, the biggest art show ever to be held in Ahmedabad. It was organised by The Times of India in continuance of its campaign to highlight the city's artistic and living heritage and cultural treasures, in partnership with Adani Enterprises. The Fest was conceptualised by Harit Mehta, the newspaper’s Resident Editor in Ahmedabad, and curated by Priya Adhyaru-Majithia. In 2017, this campaign was instrumental in creating awareness to crown Ahmedabad the first UNESCO World Heritage City in India.

Sales touched a total of Rs 1,26,84,109(US $176,168)  Read more..

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  • Step 3: Get Confirmed for Bidding Access

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  • Step 5: Payment and Shipping of Lots

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