It's Art vs Taint as Nirav Modi's collection is auctioned
Nirav Modi's art collection—that includes paintings by Raja Ravi Varma and V.S. Gaitonde—is being auctioned by Saffronart
The auction is part of income tax department's efforts to recover some of the ₹14,000 crore swindled in the PNB fraud case
Mumbai: Much like his unusual jewellery designs, fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi’s art collection is celebrated by art lovers in India. But now that the treasure trove of paintings by famous modernists and contemporary artists—from Raja Ravi Varma to V.S. Gaitonde—is going under the hammer, there’s just one little unknown that piques the interest of Indian art experts.