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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 auction house that both embraces and drives change.
A platform for fine art and collectibles with over fourteen years of experience in auctions, 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. Saffronart has set several global benchmarks for online auctions and is the subject of a case study at Harvard Business School.
Saffronart has held several highly successful online and live auctions, accompanied by physical catalogues and preview events in cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, New York, London, Singapore and Hong Kong. These auctions allow bidders around the world to participate simultaneously in exciting sales. In October 2008, Saffronart extended its unique online auction platform beyond fine-art to host its inaugural sale of Fine Jewels and Watches, adding a new dimension to its market presence.
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. In 2012, Saffronart held its inaugural auctions of Modern & Impressionist Art, Carpets & Rugs, Folk & Tribal Art, Art Deco and the Art of Pakistan, followed by its first Travel & Leisure auction in 2013.
In the same year, Saffronart held its first Live Auction in Mumbai, ‘Francis Newton Souza: Works from the Collection of Keren Souza Kohn’, which combined room, online and phone bidding. This was followed by two live auctions of Modern and Contemporary Indian art in February 2014 in Mumbai. Saffronart recently held its 100th auction and its first live auction in Delhi, which was a tremendous success.
With online and live auctions, a host of technology enabled services for clients, and a global presence in Mumbai, New York, London and Delhi, Saffronart offers easy access and detailed information on art, jewellery, collectibles and real estate.
Over the last thirteen years, Saffronart has organised several curated exhibitions, both physical and online. Saffronart recently concluded ‘Ode to the Monumental’, featuring over twenty four large format works by some of the most important names in Indian Modern and Contemporary art, which was held at the Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai and Lalit Kala Akademi in New Delhi. Saffronart has previously held large scale exhibitions of Modern and contemporary Indian art in Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, New Delhi and Singapore.
Responding to the needs of today’s collectors, Saffronart offers a range of services including art advisory, private sales, appraisals and valuations, and specialised art storage. Through these personalised services, our dedicated team of professionals provides collectors with a comprehensive set of options to evolve and care for their collections over time. In April 2010, Saffronart leveraged its online presence and global reach to introduce a new service – Prime Properties in India. In 2013 Saffronart launched StoryLTD, an online auction and e-commerce platform to serve a broader base of art and collectibles buyers. Since 2014, StoryLTD has been holding a number of no-reserve online auctions which been enthusiastically received.
Saffronart in Mumbai, New York, London and Delhi
Saffronart’s gallery spaces in Mumbai, Delhi and New York, and its office in London provide access to a substantial range of art, information and advice.
Saffronart on the Web and Mobile
The website www.saffronart.com, as the online location for all Saffronart auctions, is central to the services Saffronart provides. The Saffronart Blog was introduced in April 2012, featuring timely and engaging videos, interviews, behind-the-scenes reports and more from our offices around the world. Saffronart offers downloadable mobile 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 iPhone, the iPad and the Blackberry.
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