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Art for a cause

Art for a cause
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First Published: Thu, Oct 13 2011. 01 15 AM IST

Updated: Thu, Oct 13 2011. 01 03 PM IST
The second auction of property from the estate of Jamshed Bhabha by Pundole’s, the art gallery, will take place in Mumbai on 12 and 13 October. Beginning his career at Tata Steel in 1940, Jamshed Jehangir Bhabha went on to become the chairman and director of several Tata companies, including Tata Sons Ltd. Aside from his interest in the arts, Bhabha was also a philanthropist, launching the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in 1969. He died in 2007.
Featuring furniture, silverware, objets d’art and modern Indian art, among other things, the auction will benefit NCPA and is to be held at the Jamshed Bhabha Theatre at NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai. Mallika Advani of Pundole’s says, “Dr Bhabha collected across a range of categories, so there’s something for everyone at the auction. Lots start from as little as Rs 3,000 for ceramic teacups and saucers.” The first auction was held on 20 April, and raised approximately Rs 11.5 crore for NCPA.
For details and the catalogue, visit www.pundoles.com
viseshika.s@livemint.com
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First Published: Thu, Oct 13 2011. 01 15 AM IST