The Akhoury Collection: Exploring the Richness of South Asian Art

NEW YORK | 18 MARCH 2024

The storied Virginia & Ravi Akhoury Collection is a curated selection of high-caliber works from across the region. Driven by intuition and deep knowledge, the Akhourys amassed a group of beautiful pieces that reflect their true passion for South Asian art and its capacity to evoke an intense emotive response.

From a 1958 masterpiece by Francis Newton Souza, to stellar early paintings by Kattingeri Krishna Hebbar and Jehangir Sabavala, to a selection of Indian contemporary artists, the Akhoury Collection tells important stories within the art history of South Asia. A wide range of themes and periods are explored, including colorful, vibrant works by Maqbool Fida Husain, Anjolie Ela Menon and Jagdish Swaminathan.

Thoughtful and intentional, the Virginia & Ravi Akhoury Collection embodies their personal connection and discerning eye throughout their collecting journey. These artworks have been treasured by the Akhoury family for years, offering them sentiments of home and heritage, and represent a rare opportunity to acquire museum-quality property from some of the region's most celebrated artists.

The Virginia & Ravi Akhoury Collection Auction will take place on 18 March 2024.

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