Cramoisi Art's inaugural auction walk brings Picasso to Ahmedabad


107 art works of 64 masters of Indian modern and contemporary art  alongwith one by the legendary Pablo Picasso the Auction Walk show to promote Cramoisi Art’s inaugural online auction is a treat for art appreciators and collectors alike. This includes works of MF Husain, SH Raza, FN Souza, Amrita Sher-Gill, Jeram Patel among others. 

079 Stories was nothing less than a museum on the mildly chilly evening of February 8, 2019, as the first-ever art auction house emerging from Gujarat opens its goliath display. Cramoisi Art, an art initiative of entrepreneur Suresh Patel, Chairman of the Shayona Group, is an online auction house dealing in Indian modern and contemporary art. The auction walk in Ahmedabad, its third following the well received walks in Delhi and Mumbai over previous fortnight, is a fantastic opportunity for art appreciators as much as it is for the collectors.The auction walk in Ahmedabad is one of a kind experience for each visitor as they would be personally guided by the representatives to witness the 107 magnum opuses of stalwart and master artists of Europe, Africa, Asia and especially India. The display remains open to all until February 12, 2019.

Oil on canvas by Amrita Shergill; Costliest painting in the auction

The extensive collection of 64 highly regarded artists, owned by private collectors as well as Cramoisi Art, are open for proxy bids on the floor before the online art auction commences on February 11 and culminates on February 12, 2019.  Buyers and collectors interested in trading these artworks, which have been segregated in 90 lots, can bid for a particular artwork online on or can even offer a price through the official mobile app of Cramoisi Art. What stole the show was the original lithograph by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso and narrative semi-abstract lithographs of Russian-French artist Marc Chagall. Admirers were also bowled over while looking at MF Hussain’s celebrated horses in a distinct palette and SH Raza’s set of Bindus. Kirti Parihar, one of the  representatives of Cramoisi Art,  also told us about the exhibited drawings of FN Souza, which were formerly displayed in London, and were ideated by the artist to form them into a sculpture eventually.

Artist Hindol Brahmbhatt beside his artwork

Artist Vrindavan Solanki, who was present during the opening event along with art connoisseurs, aficionados and artists of Ahmedabad was awed with this sizeable body of work. He said, “this show has a museum value which is promoting the concept of modern and contemporary art while educating people about it.” According to Parihar “the price of the artworks are better in comparison to other auction houses, and they range from Rs 2.5 Lakh to approximately Rs 6.5 crore.” However we need to wait to know how attractive is the offering to the collectors of Ahmedabad.

From an art observer stand point, this is a great show to enjoy the best of Indian modern art. The display remains open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm until February 12, 2019, at 079 Stories.

Left to Right: Acrylic on printed cloth by Gogi Saroj Pal and Mixed media on canvas by Jogen Chowdhury

Here is the full list of artists :

Jamini Roy, KH Ara, MV Dhurandhar, VS Gaitonde, Gagendranath Tagore, Tyeb Mehta, FN Souza, Manjit Bawa, NS Bendre, Sailoz Mookherjea, KG Subramanyan, Bhupen Khakhar, Ganesh Pyne, SH Raza, Amrita Shergill, Jeram Patel, Piraji Sagara, Jogen Chowdhary, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Rabin Mondal, KK Hebbar, Ram Kumar, T Vaikuntam, B Prabha, Krishen Khanna, Zarina Hashmi, KS Kulkarni, Nilima Sheikh, Gulam Mohammad Sheikh, Manu Parekh, Jayasri Burman, Jayshree Chakravarty, Lalitha Lajmi, Chittrovanu Mazumdar, Madhvi Parekh, Rini Dhumal, Gogi Saroj Pal, SG Vasudev, M Reddeppa Naidu, Jyoti Bhatt, Laxma Goud, Sankho Chaudhuri, Himmat Shah, Raghav Kaneria, Ved Nayar, Karl Antao, TV Santosh, Ruby Jagrut, Sudharshan Shetty, Chintan Upadhyay, Ajay Choudhary, GR Iranna, B Manjunath Kamath, NN Rimzon, Riyas Komu, Manish Pushkale, Dileep Sharma, Bose Krishnamachari, Rajan krishnan, Farhad Hussain, Hindol Brahmbhatt, Amarnath Sharma and MF Husain.

Auction walk in progress at 079 Stories


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