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Colaba’s Sakshi Gallery to auction artworks at invitation-only exhibition.

art and culture Updated: May 09, 2011 13:51 IST
Aakriti Sawhney

Sakshi Art Gallery is one of the few galleries in the city that has been exhibiting in the Capital frequently. Their latest exhibition in New Delhi, in association with The Oberoi Group’s new establishment in Gurgaon — titled Height, Light and Space — blends luxury with art. The exhibition will play host to a quiet auction attended by top CEOs from Delhi and NCR. The show comprises 40 artworks created in different media such as canvas, fiberglass, wood, paper and video installations. “The space for the exhibition is grand. We have tried to keep up with the theme as closely as possible. There is a range of big and small artworks,” says Geetha Mishra of Sakshi Art Gallery, the curator of the show. “We have artworks by modern and contemporary artists — two of them are new. This adds to the range of the artworks.”

The artworks for sale are in the price range from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 crore.

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Artist Manjunath Kamath’s painting titled, Collective Nouns (Diptych) is an unusual artwork made by the artist last year. Keeping up with the theme of the exhibition, the artwork represents height and space with its large dimensions — 72/144 inches. It’s a mix of acrylic, cement and oil on canvas.

Spirit Level, a sculpture made in solid stainless steel crafted on machine, by artist Sunil Gawde is a another unique piece in the show.