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Modern Art Auction September 2022

The Modern Art Live Auction features master artists such as Sunayani Devi, Ranada Ukil, F.N. Souza, Chittaprosad Bhattacharya, Somnath Hore, Prabhakar Barwe, Atul Bose, Jamini Roy, A.A. Raiba, Ganesh Pyne, amongst others.


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Lalitha Lajmi Prints & Multiples August 2022

Lalitha Lajmi (b. 1932) is a veteran printmaker and artist whose creative oeuvre traverses over five decades (and counting). Her body of work includes etching and printmaking, pen and ink drawings, oil colour, and watercolour paintings. This auction covers Lajmi’s work from the 1960s to the 1980s exploring the humane predicament and contains elements of an autobiographical narrative with a continuous presence of psychoanalysis. Auction is closed now.

Somnath Hore Centenary Auction April 2022

Somnath Hore was one of the most prominent political artists and activists of post-independence India. His art depicts his commitment to the raw representation of human suffering and agony that Hore witnessed during the 1943 famine, World War 2, the Japanese Bombings, and the Bangladesh Partition that ravaged Bengal. Such suffering deeply impacted Hore and stimulated his visual faculty to outpour in various artistic languages documenting the tragedy of the anguished human form. Auction is closed now.


Nationalism Book Auction January 2022

A collection of rare and mostly first edition books ranging from the pre-independence to the post-independence era in India; written and signed by revolutionary leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, and V.K. Krishna Menon. Auction is now closed.

Gobardhan Ash Avatars January 2022 - First Ever NFT Auction in India

The 1950s was a period when Indian art was on the cusp. A time where artists were breaking the mould of figurative and realistic artworks that stemmed from the Bengal School of Art. Gobardhan Ash was one of the pioneers of this art style shift. Breathing life into his figures, Ash diverged totally from the traditional school. His figures can be compared in today's time to avatars or what one refers to in the digital age as a profile picture, a graphical representation of a user. This auction re-creates the artworks exhibited at the joint exhibition of the Calcutta group and the Progressive Artists' Group in 1950.

The original artwork and the NFT of the same will be auctioned in subsequent lots. You can choose to buy just the physical artwork, just the NFT, or both.

All purchases are subject to rules and regulations prevalent in India. KYC may be required if mandated by law at the time of the auction or purchase of the NFT. Cryptocurrency payments may be accepted for purchases contingent upon any law/legal requirements/restrictions prevalent in India. Auction is now closed.


Estate of Riyad Wadia - November 2021

Riyad Wadia amassed an enviable collection of publicity material of other production houses as well. Prinseps offers posters and song books of some of the most iconic films like Pukar (1939), Sangam (1964), Sholay (1975), and many more. Auction is now closed.

Wadia Movietone - Estate of Riyad Wadia - November 2021

Wadia Movietone was established by the Wadia brothers, J.B.H. Wadia and Homi Wadia in 1933. Being one of the earliest movie production houses, it has an important historical position . The live auction features an array of original artworks, posters, lobby cards, and song books from the estate of Riyad Wadia. Auction is now closed

Nationalism Book Auction - No Reserve

To emphasize books in this auction are all mostly first or the only edition and published between the 1920s and the 1960s. They are mostly published in India (hence very few copies have survived) by historically important publishers. Auction is now closed.

Modern Art July 2021

The auction features an array of modern Indian artists such as Manjit Bawa, M.F. Husain, Bhupen Khakhar, Prabhakar Barwe and Bikash Bhattacharjee amongst other masters. Auction is now closed.

AnnaSaheb Rajopadhye

A collection of vivid portraits and paintings by Annasaheb Rajopadhye. Auction is now closed.

Bhanu Athaiya Estate Auction December 2020

An elaborate display of Bhanu Athaiya’s prized artworks that trace her journey from a modernist painter to an Oscar winning designer. Auction is now closed.

Atul Bose Evening Sale December 2020

An exhibit of Bose’s vivid landscapes, portraits and village sceneries set against the late artist’s social milieu. Auction is now closed.

Atul Bose Day Sale November 2020

A varied array of Bose’s portrait sketches, pen-and-ink drawings and academic nudes. Auction is now closed.

India Art Fair 2020 - Somnath Hore No Reserve Auction

Rare and important works by Somnath Hore.
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No Reserve Nationalism Books Auction 2020

Rare and important books by Mahatama Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Mukul Dey, Nandalal Bose, Subash Chandra Bose, and others.
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PRINSEPS MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION 2019

Rare and important works by Vasudeo S Gaitonde, Bikash Bhattacharjee, Narayan Shridhar Bendre, Krishnaji Howlaji Ara, Jamini Roy, Dhanraj Bhagat, Raja Deen Dayal, James Moffat, Raghu Rai, and others.
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PRINSEPS MODERN ART DAY SALE

Rare and important works by Prabhakar Kolte, Jamini Roy, Krishna Shamarao Kulkarni, Ghulam Rasool Santosh, Maqbool Fida Husain, B Vithal, and others.
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Prinseps Prints Auction

Rare and important works by Zarina Hashmi, Maqbool Fida Husain, Vasudeo S Gaitonde, Somnath Hore, Henry Singleton, Bikash Bhattacharjee, Mukul Dey, B Prabha, and others.
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Prinseps Rare Books Auction

Rare and important books by Lady Anna Marie Shipley Jones, Luis de Camoens, James Rennell, Nathaniel Braffey Halhed, James Grant and James Prior, and others.
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Modern Art Auction - April 2019

Rare and important works by Ram Kumar, Francis Newton Souza, Ganesh Haloi, B Prabha, Paresh Maity, Somnath Hore, Jamini Roy, Sudhir Patwardhan, and others.
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Roar 19 Charity Auction #womenempowerment

Rare and important works by Jamini Roy, Himmat Shah, Ramendranath Chakravarty, and others.
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Modern Art Auction - Autumn 2018

Rare and important works by Hemen Majumdar, Somnath Hore, Jamini Roy, Ganesh Pyne, Jogesh Seal, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Manu Parekh, Anish Kapoor, Francis Newton Souza, Prabhakar Kolte, and others.
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Modern & Contemporary Art Auction - Spring 2018

Rare and important works by Francis Newton Souza, Maqbool Fida Husain, Syed Haider Raza, Manjit Bawa, Somnath Hore, Hari Ambadas Gade, and others.
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Original Prints Auction - Spring 2018

Rare and important works by Zarina Hashmi, Somnath Hore, Mukul Dey, B Prabha, Jagdish Swaminathan, Maqbool Fida Husain, Bhupen Khakhar, and others.
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Prinseps Autumn 2017 Modern Art Auction

Rare and important works by Bhabesh Chandra Sanyal, Jamini Roy, Maqbool Fida Husain, Himmat Shah, K. G. Subramanyam, Rathindranath Tagore, Francis Newton Souza, Thota Vaikuntam, and others.
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Rare Books From The Rathindranath Tagore Estate

Rare and important books by Mahatama Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Gaganendranath Tagore, Sarojini Naidu, UNESCO, Rabindranath Tagore, TS Eliot and Ramananda Chatterjee, and others.
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