Sotheby’s in partnership with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars organised a cocktail event at The Imperial, New Delhi on 30th January 2015. Sotheby’s has organised timely events here to lay focus on its international sales events. Works previewed included modern and contemporary artists Jehangir Sabavala, MF Husain, Ram Kumar, Jagdish Swaminathan and VS Gaitonde that will be auctioned in New York in March.
Rolls Royce boasts some of the most popular names from the contemporary art world as clients. The luxury auto manufacturer looks to engage with art admirers and connoisseurs at their leisure with the art scene offering a modern luxury environment to patrons in fitting environs.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars engages in creativity and craftsmanship, and often supports art installations. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars arts initiatives comprise of art talks, situ works and artistic partnerships. Isaac Julien, Karl Lagerfield, and Erwin Wurm have featured. In the Asia-Pacific region, collaborations with Kitty Chou, Michael Zavros, Wu Chi-Tsung and Carlos Rolon have come to fruition.
Robin Woodhead, Chairman, Sotheby’s Worldwide hosted the cocktail evening in The Imperial Hotel’s Royal Ballroom. Rolls-Royce Phantom and Ghost Series II were showcased at the venue lawn. Last month, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars New Delhi also hosted the exclusive unveiling of the Ghost Series II. Back in November 2014, Rolls Royce Motor Cars launched its new Ghost in India at a price of Rs 4.5 crore. Powered by a 6.6l V12 engine, it generates 570 PS at 5,250 rpm and 780 Nm torque at 1,500 rpm. New Ghost is available in two trims – Standard Wheel Base and Extended Wheel Base. SWB Ghost Series II has a length of 5399 mm, and EWB at 5569 mm.
The youngest Rolls Royce Ghost Series II owner in India is 22 year old Paras Gupta, who took handover of his Midnight Sapphire vehicle at the Delhi unveiling event. Sven Ritter, General Manager for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Asia Pacific and Yadur Kapur, Director Rolls-Royce Motor Cars New Delhi were in attendance.