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This Record-Breaking Chinese Cup Sells for $36 Million

By Sneha Mankani  ON Apr 10th 2014 at 2:05PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Dont judge a package by its size. After all, who wouldve thought that a tiny porcelain cup of Chinese origin would fetch a staggering $36 million at an auction in Hong Kong? We are not shocked that this marks the setting of a new record  ...   Continue Reading »

Have You Been Invited to the Birlas & Jindals Fundraiser?

By TNN  ON Apr 9th 2014 at 2:28PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Sangita Jindal and Neerja Birla, trustees of the Make-A-Wish Foundation are hosting a rather special fundraiser for children fighting life threateneing diseases. Artists, fashion designers and jewellers have come together to create a line of hand-painted fibre glass teddy bears and accessories inspired by this endearing symbol of love and affection  ...   Continue Reading »

Rs 50 Crore+ for Nirav Modi’s Spectacular Diamond Necklace at Sotheby's

By Karishma Roye  ON Apr 4th 2014 at 10:16AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Soon to be spotted at the Sothebys auction in Hong Kong on 7 April, heres why jewellery designer Nirav Modis Spectacular Diamond Necklace is making headlines  ...   Continue Reading »

An Imperial Fabergé Egg on Display After 112 Years

By Sneha Mankani  ON Apr 3rd 2014 at 1:31PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

We tell you about the iconic jeweled and apparently lost Third Imperial Faberg Egg, which will be on display this April 2014its first public viewing after 112 years of being in hibernation!  ...   Continue Reading »

Project Blossoming & Chitrangada Singh Want You to Buy These Jewels

By Team Luxe  ON Apr 3rd 2014 at 6:00AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Project Blossoming and Chitrangada Singh want you to buy these jewels. After all, proceeds from the sales of these one-of-a-kind pieces will go towards the education of at least 2000 girls across rural India  ...   Continue Reading »

Gucci Lets You Visit Its Florence Museum From Home

By Sneha Mankani  ON Mar 19th 2014 at 12:19PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Gucci began using the online platform to create an integrated luxury experience in 2002, leading the way for many others to join the bandwagon. Now, the brand has launched a new website, Guccimuseo.com, which will let you visit the Gucci Museum in Florence virtually, letting you view its art from the comfort of your home  ...   Continue Reading »

Do You Believe This? Mercedes’ & Jaguars Blown to Pieces!

By Sneha Mankani  ON Mar 15th 2014 at 6:00AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

You mightve come across artistic images that have left you in awe and shock all at once. This series of images by Swiss artist Fabian Oefner will literally blow your mind; they feature elegant and classic sports cars, the likes Mercedes and Jaguars, blown into pieces  ...   Continue Reading »

The Art Chronicles

By Veyoleen D'souza  ON Mar 10th 2014 at 10:58AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Amin Jaffer, International Director of Asian Art at Christies speaks to Luxpresso about contemporary art in India  ...   Continue Reading »

A Raza Sets Auction Record at Saffronart Sale

By Chelna Khatau  ON Feb 20th 2014 at 11:28AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Saffronart held two back-to-back auctions on February 15. A Contemporary Day Sale and a Modern Evening Sale saw works by greats including Ravindra Reddy, Jitish Kallat, SH Raza and FN Souza going under the hammer  ...   Continue Reading »

Have You Seen the Maharaja of Patiala's $3mn Dinner Service?

By Chelna Khatau  ON Feb 11th 2014 at 12:47PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

The Maharaja of Patiala's $3mn gold-plated silver dinner service goes on permanent display at the Faberge Museum. It's worth a look  ...   Continue Reading »

Lodha World Towers is Calling All Art Lovers

By Karishma Roye  ON Jan 28th 2014 at 12:58PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Real estate developer Lodha has dedicated a space in their much coveted World Towers complex to an art exhibit that will host the greatest works of award-winning artists in India. Heres why you must drop in  ...   Continue Reading »

Auction Alert: Modern Masters by AstaGuru.com

By Karishma Roye  ON Jan 21st 2014 at 6:00AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Bidding for some of the most remarkable contemporary artwork begins tomorrow at the fourth edition of the Modern Masters Auction. The two-day-long exercise has AstaGuru.com presenting 77 lots of collectors pieces, including works by celebrated masters like Husain, Raza and Souza. We catch up with director Tushar Sethi on what to look out for at the auction  ...   Continue Reading »

Subodh Gupta’s Arty Affair in Goa

By TNN  ON Jan 7th 2014 at 11:28AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

While Goa was still recovering from the various New Year eve bashes, the party capital of the country witnessed a rather chic affair the following night. Delhi based artist Subodh Gupta, along with his artist-wife Bharti Kher, hosted a private sit-down dinner on a barge, to celebrate his 50th birthday on the 1st of this month  ...   Continue Reading »

After 50 Years, Early Lagerfeld Designs Become Collectables

By Agencies  ON Jan 6th 2014 at 2:38PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Sketches, made half a century ago by Karl Lagerfeld, will go on auction this weekend. Fashion-forward ladies, are you listening?  ...   Continue Reading »

Exploring ‘Broken Moments’ with Sudarshan Shetty

By Sneha Mankani  ON Jan 3rd 2014 at 1:19PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

His artwork, like him, has travelled the globe and back. We caught up with internationally acclaimed Indian artist Sudarshan Shetty for a quick Q&A on his recent work, his international stints, his inspiration and more  ...   Continue Reading »

This Tyeb Mehta Painting Sold for Double its Price at Christie’s

By TNN  ON Dec 24th 2013 at 11:47AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Besides Gaitondes oil on canvas that fetched a cool Rs 23.5 crore at Christies first Mumbai auction last week, the other painting that was bought off for a cool sum was master painter Tyeb Mehtas Mahishasura  ...   Continue Reading »

A Gaitonde Painting Breaks Records at Christie’s Auction in Mumbai

By Sneha Mankani  ON Dec 20th 2013 at 12:59PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

We told you about Christies first auction in India, and some of the treasured art works by legendary Indian artists that you could expect to see at this superbly-curated event.And this debut auction, which took place at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai on Thursday (December 19), will be noted in Christie's record books, for the sale of a painting by Vasudeo S Gaitonde; it went under the hammer for Rs 23.7 crore ($3.7 million), which marks a record sale for an Indian artist at any auction  ...   Continue Reading »

Auction Alert: Art that will Beckon You to Christie's First Auction in India

By Sneha Mankani  ON Dec 17th 2013 at 2:34PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Currently the worlds largest fine arts auction house, Christie's has come to India with its very first auction at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai. The auction house will showcase paintings by six of the nine modern Indian artists whose works are defined as National Art Treasures. These will be included in the 83 lots in the auction that will be held on Thursday, December 19.rn rnSteven Murphy, Christie's CEO tells us, This sale marks a major milestone in our companys history, a history that pans nearly two and a half centuries. Whilst Christies has had a representative presence in India for almost 20 years, we are excited and proud to finally host our first auction here. The...  ...   Continue Reading »

Johnnie Walker Blue Label 3D Installation at Miami International Airport

By Karishma Roye  ON Dec 12th 2013 at 12:35PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Moving from Singapore to Miami airport, Johnnie Walker reaffirms its travellers spirit with yet another 3D installation of its premium Blue Label  ...   Continue Reading »

Martin Eder Talks About his Monsters of Silence

By Sneha Mankani  ON Dec 6th 2013 at 6:01AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

If you try to see Mumbai from a third persons view, you will realise how its nooks and corners are brimming with inspiration amidst all that chaos. I believe thats what intrigued German artist Martin Eder to specially make a series of paintings that he would showcase in India for the very first time. His artworks, titled Monsters of Silence, will be on display at Galerie Isa in Mumbai from December 5, 2013 till January 4, 2014  ...   Continue Reading »

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