Starting Wednesday morning, around 1,200 people are expected to log on to the website for the Mumbai-based fine-art auction house Saffronart for their spring online auction of over 100 works.
Organizers say they expect sales ranging from almost half a million to as low as $1,000, with S.H. Raza’s “Tanava” (1922) topping the range and Anandajit Ray’s “Untitled,” a set of two, towards the other end of it.
The 57 Indian artists whose works are on offer include many of the usual suspects, from the near-centenarian painter M.F. Husain, to the more recent art star Subodh Gupta, a painter and sculptor, to Arpita Singh, whose painting “Wish Dream” fetched a record-breaking $2.2 million at Saffronart’s winter auction in December.