New auction house opens in London
· Specialising exclusively in Indian art and collectables
· Inaugural auction at the Westbury Hotel, Mayfair, W1
· 28 – 29 November 2013
Conferro Auctions is delighted to announce its inaugural auction in London, on the 28 – 29 November 2013 at the Westbury Gallery inside the Westbury Hotel, Mayfair, W1.
Specialising exclusively in Indian art and collectables, Conferro Auctions heralds a new era for the Indian art market, as the art economy recovers after the recession.
Conferro’s Director Sharan Seth says, “I am passionate about collecting and appreciate the cultural and historic value of art. By setting up Conferro Auctions I hope to open the cultural wealth of Indian art and collectables to the international market. With Bollywood such an ingrained part of our cultural identity and the timely centenary of Bollywood film, our first auction reflects our nation’s rich and vibrant history and artistic practices”.
The opening of this new London-based auction house aims to strengthen the cultural ties between India and the global market.
Coinciding with the celebration of 100 years of Bollywood, Conferro’s premiere auction features cinematic memorabilia from this era. The auction lots will include vintage gramophones and LPs of timeless film scores, from some of the great Bollywood films of the past including, Mughale-e-Azam – one of the milestones in Indian film history.