There was Christie’s global auction organized in London. From royal family of Gwalior and custodian of The Jiwaji Rao Scindia Museum (Jai Vilas Palace) Priyadarshini Raje Scindia gave a presentation about eminence of Gwalior titled as, “Gwalior: My journey to the past and back through conservation and love.” She was accompanied by her son, Mahanaryaman Scindia.
The wife of Congress Chief Whip Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia, Priyadarshini talked about the art of Gwalior. The occassion also introduced to the private view of Christie’s Indian Art Sales.
Dr Amin Jaffer, International Director of Asian Art at Christie’s introduced the evening presentation on Gwalior. Trustees Gauri Keeling and Lekha Poddar were also present at the occassion. Event was organized by The Trustees of the RA (Reflections of India) Association, Directors of Christie’s, Royal Gems & Arts Jaipur, Ampersand tailor made cultural travel and Taj 51 Buckingham Gate.
Held at Christie’s, 8 King Street in London, the tickets were priced at Rs. 5,000.
Present at the occassion Columnist Suhel Seth and Bollywood actress Sonal Chauhan also praised the speech by Priyadarshini –
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Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, had global auction and private sales in 2014 that totalled £5.1 billion / $8.4 billion, making it the highest annual total in Christie’s history. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie’s has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers around 450 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery. Private sales totalled £916.1 million ($1.5 billion) in 2014, an increase of 20% on the previous year.
Christie’s has a global presence with 54 offices in 32 countries and 12 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, 下Zürich, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Mumbai. More recently, Christie’s has led the market with expanded initiatives in growth markets such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales and exhibitions in Shanghai, New Delhi, Mumbai and Dubai.
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