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Kochi art auction to fundraise for Kerala flood relief

IANS  |  Kochi 

Art Rises for (ARK), state's first live art auction scheduled on January 18 at the here, will raise funds for the ongoing flood relief works in the southern state, the organisers, Saffronart, said.

Mumbai-based auction house and Foundation have joined hands for the live auction which will feature 42 works of modern and contemporary Indian art.

The sale will be led by an untitled canvas and resin work from 2018 by Anish Kapoor, said. It is estimated to be sold between Rs 1.35 crore and 1.75 crore.

Other top artists who have donated works for the auction include Atul Dodiya, Anju Dodiya, G.R. Iranna, Gigi Scaria, and The auction also features two rare drawings by

The sale will have no Buyer's Premium, and its proceeds will be donated to the

Several parts of were ravaged by devastating floods in 2018, prompting many art and cultural organisations to raise funds for rescue and rebuilding efforts.

"Through this auction, we reiterate our solidarity with the resilient people of this beautiful state," said, adding that they are counting on the generous support of art collectors across the world.

The live auction at Grand Hyatt, will be preceded by viewings at in Fort from January 5-17. All lots can be viewed online on



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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 16:34 IST