Indo-American Arts Council Benefit Auction

IAAC & Aicon Gallery: Inaugural Fine Art Auction - Indian Masters
July 19, 2012
New York

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IAAC & Aicon Gallery Inaugural Fine Art Auction: Indian Masters
M. F. Husain, F.N. Souza, Ram Kumar, Akbar Padamsee, Shyamal Dutta Ray, Bose Krishnamachari and more.

Viewing and Reception, Thursday, July 19, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Auction begins promptly on July 19, 7:00pm

To register in person, please arrive no later than 6:00pm
To register online: http://www.iaac.us/IndianMasters/registration_form.htm

35 Great Jones Street, New York NY 10012

Aicon Gallery New York is delighted to be working in collaboration with the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) for its inaugural fine art auction. For the first time, Aicon Gallery and the IAAC will be placing works by M. F. Husain, F. N. Souza, Akbar Padamsee, Shyamal Dutta Ray, Bose Krishnamachari, Indrapramit Roy and many others under the hammer. A portion of the proceeds from the sale will go directly to the IAAC to benefit their relentless efforts to promote awareness of Indian and cross-cultural art in all forms in North America.

For this first-of-its-kind collaboration, we have put together a distinguished selection of Modern and Contemporary Indian artworks in a variety of media. Works by modern masters from India’s Progressive Artist’s Group as well as some of the stars of the Indian contemporary art scene will comprise a collection valued in today’s market at over $100,000. However, to bolster support and excitement for the inaugural sale, we will be offering these works without a reserve, so bidders may be able to take home works by M. F. Husain, F. N. Souza and other renowned artists for well under the market value.

With many of these artists selling masterworks at public auctions for prices in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, the evening promises a chance for burgeoning collectors to acquire important works while supporting the IAAC as the irreplaceable cross-cultural institution for the arts it has come to be. In this sense, guest’s attendance and support may also be one of the best investments in the arts to be made, both personally and philanthropically. We thank you for taking the time to view the artworks on display, and look forward to hosting you for an exciting and memorable summer evening of art, culture, cocktails and charitable support.

Please contact Harry for more information.