Saffronart’s 24-Hour ‘Words & Lines’ Auction Successfully Expands Online Platform


MUMBAI.- Saffronart, the world’s largest online fine-art auction house, concluded its second thematic 24-Hour Online Auction with sales totaling Rs 1.06 crore (USD 245,296). At this online-only auction, 83% of the 90 lots on offer were sold, with 48% of them exceeding their high estimates. Successfully expanding Saffronart’s online auction platform to rare books and publications, this auction saw a record 100% sale of the art books and catalogues that were included alongside drawings by modern Indian artists. The ‘Words & Lines’ Auction featured 90 lots, including a selection of fine drawings by modernists such as Ram Kumar, Nasreen Mohamedi, F.N. Souza, K.K. Hebbar, Jehangir Sabavala and S.H. Raza, and a collection of important art books by authors including Edwin Mullins, Richard Bartholomew and Shiv S. Kapur, Jacques Lassaigne, and Geeta Kapur. The success of this online auction, which was publicized