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Manu Kaur Saluja's "Parshad" to be Auctioned at Sotheby's





New York, USA

Manu Kaur Saluja's painting "Parshad" will be auctioned at Sotheby's on Thursday, October 18, 2012, as part of the New York Academy of Art's 21st annual Take Home a Nude® Benefit Art Auction.

In recent years the auction has included a variety of works, not only nudes.

Parshad, an oil on canvas still-life painting measuring 16x20 inches, is a solemnization of a timeless Sikh practice which forms part of the daily worship service, but expressed in a Western visual language.

It is rare to have a painting of Sikh art included in a Sotheby's auction outside the realm of South Asian Art. To have a work whose narrative is clearly Sikh yet whose selection for the auction is based on it's artistry alone is significant. The auction places a piece of Sikh art in the forefront to be considered by both collectors of South Asian art as well as art collectors that may not have been exposed to Sikh art before.

The 2012 benefit is co-chaired by gallerist Mary Boone, designer Muriel Brandolini, and CHANEL global CEO Maureen Chiquet and features art from both emerging and established contemporary artists. Eliza Osborne will serve as this year’s auctioneer for over 800 guests.

Previous notable guests have included Mary-Kate Olsen, Padma Lakshmi, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber. You can preview the entire exhibit on, an online exhibition space & marketplace.

To preview Prasad follow this link:

Co-founded by Andy Warhol in 1982, the New York Academy of Art is a not-for-profit graduate school located in downtown Manhattan that combines intensive technical training with active critical discourse.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit or call 212.842.5123.

Manu Kaur Saluja is an award-winning artist whose work is in public and private collections worldwide. Her work has been exhibited at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toroto, Ontario, Canada, and The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. She has presented at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, USA, and at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, California, USA. She is a 2003 recipient of the Centennial Award for artistic achievement from the Centennial Foundation of Canada. She lives in New York City.

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October 11, 2012

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1: Charandeep Singh (Chandigarh, Punjab), October 14, 2012, 5:20 AM.

Beautiful painting! I hope more artists will talk with the brush about the rich culture and heritage the great faith has - Bhai Kanhaiya serving water in the battleground without any distinction, pangat and langar, etc. Seminars, exhibitions and auctions are wonderful ways of spreading the message of universalism.

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