Art for Freedom is an exciting and unusual auction, showcasing work by a spectacular range of contemporary Indian artists. At a time when there is a gathering buzz around Indian art, and prices of many Indian artists are breaking through the glass ceiling, Art for Freedom presents a tremendous opportunity for art lovers and buyers across the globe.

It will feature more than 80 canvases by both established masters and a newer generation of cutting edge, emerging voices.

Artists whose works are part of the show include Akbar Padamsee, Jehangir Sabavala, M.F. Husain, Jogen Chowdhury, Satish Gujral, Anjolie Ela Menon, Paresh Maity, Atul Dodiya, Sunil Das, Shuvaprasanna and Prasenjit Sengupta, among others.

A unique aspect of the Art for Freedom auction is that many of the art works are a collaborative effort between the artist and an eminent citizen either from the world of cinema, music, literature, politics and business -- creating canvases of great curiousity and value.

The proceeds of the auctions will go towards Tehelka, in support of independent media.