An Yahh’s auction and range of souvenirs aim to give art buyers low cost yet appealing options

An Yahh, the New Delhi-based fine art brand, is back in Chennai in time for the festive season. This time around, they aren’t just bringing you an immense array of affordable art; they will also be doing an art auction for charity, and providing you with some artsy gift options.

“We have tied up with the Multiple Scleroses Society of India and Save Trust India for the auction,” says Manpreet Chadha, director of An Yahh. “The works will be auctioned before a select by-invitation-only audience of art collectors, entrepreneurs and industrialists.”

The auction (on October 4) and the show (October 4 to 6) will both be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The show, titled ‘Artscapes IV’ will feature 500 paintings by 35 senior and up-and-coming artists from around the country, with prices ranging from Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 2.5 lakhs.

“In March, we brought ‘Artscapes II’ to Chennai, the city’s largest show to date, and we wanted to be back in time for the festive season,” he says. “We’re very excited about the Chennai market; it has, in my opinion, some of the most mature art buyers.”

An Yahh aims to give potential art buyers low cost yet appealing options, while giving young artists a platform to be noticed. “Our mantra is ‘Today’s new talent, tomorrow’s masters’,” says Manpreet.

In keeping with the spirit of the holiday season, this show will also feature a collection of giftable art merchandise, based on the original paintings on display. These include mugs, coasters, mouse pads, bags, trays, cushions and more. “So even if you don’t buy a painting, you can take home an art souvenir,” he says.