We definitely need a lot of support: Maneka Gandhi
Maneka Gandhi to auction 2,000 antique lithographs to raise money for horses in the city. Prices start at R5,000 for the bird and flower themed work — including John Gould’s A, B, C series, Bird’s series, Roses by Joseph Redoute, Plants by Joseph Paxton and William Curtis.art and culture Updated: Jul 18, 2012 17:17 IST
When Maneka Gandhi first calls to inform us of the fundraiser, she admits to being rather nervous. “We hold annual fundraisers in Delhi, but Mumbai’s market is unknown, so we definitely need a lot of support,” she says.
The event that her foundation, People For Animals, is hosting in Mumbai next month is the sale of 2,000 antique lithographs that are about 200 years old each. Prices start at R5,000 for the bird and flower themed work — including John Gould’s A, B, C series, , Bird’s series, Roses by Joseph Redoute, Plants by Joseph Paxton and William Curtis, Aquatint by James Forbes, Butterfles series, Vishnu Prasad’s series and hand finished Lithographs by Samuel Benjamin Warner. “We had a similar sale in Delhi four years ago, which raised about R3 crore. And I’ve been told pre-sales here have been going quite well too,” smiles Gandhi.
“We’re doing this to raise funds for the horses that are treated so badly and lead short, unhappy lives.
Many people have come on board, signed petitions and pledged their help. This money will be used to help the horses.”