Gaurav Bhatia Sotheby’s, former managing director of and is now known as Gaurav Bhatia LVMH. In the year 2016, he was promoted to the rank of MD. His passion for art and luxury earned him respect at both the LVMH and Sotheby’s companies where he worked.

Gaurav Bhatia excels in identifying work that is beneficial for the firm. Bhatia founded his own company, Maison India, after earning the necessary qualifications and abilities to start a business.

Business development, branding and rebranding solutions, content creation, PR, marketing solutions, and communication are among the services offered in his new endeavour. The company’s mission is to develop ideas and solutions that will challenge the current state of affairs in a connected society.

Since 1744, Sotheby’s has connected collectors with world-class artwork. It became the first worldwide auction house to declare its presence across many countries when it expanded its operations from London to New York in 1955. Sotheby’s has an unparalleled global network of 80 offices in 40 countries, making it one of the world’s oldest auction houses.

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Today, the company is known for holding auctions in 10 different salesrooms, allowing visitors to watch all of the auctions live online and bid from anywhere in the world. Gaurav Bhatia Sotheby’s India, recently marked the auction house’s existence in India with “Boundless: India” in Mumbai. The initial sale, which made an immediate impact, featured 60 artworks, including some of the best works by South Asian and Western artists who were inspired by India.

“Boundless: India,” which was inspired and influenced by the culture, geography, and people of South Asia, brought together a diverse group of art collectors. Whether it was Tyeb Mehta’s Durga Mahisasura Mardini (1983) or Amrita Sher Gil’s The Little Girl in Blue, the stunning artworks drew a lot of attention, and the auction brought in INR 554 million.

Sotheby’s international presence and skills were on display at the event. The increased participation of Indian collectors at foreign sales, as well as the emergence of an increasingly active local Indian art market, encouraged Sotheby’s decision to debut in India. Gaurav Bhatia Sotheby’s appointment, on the other hand, was the masterstroke behind Sotheby’s successful push into the Indian subcontinent.

“Beyond the difficulty of returning stolen things, mutual respect for cultural legacy, friendship, and nation relations are indeed the bests that contemporary culture may gain from Return and Restitution of stolen art,” says Gaurav Bhatia, Sotheby’s Ex MD.

The lending of artwork has been a continuous affair throughout history and civilizations; nations have regularly expressed interest in each other’s culture, as well as relished the beauty that artworks from different cultures have in their own unique ways of expression, techniques, motives, and expertise. While cultural heritage has long been regarded as a crowning glory in the sphere of art and luxury, it is no longer surprising to discover an expensive piece of African art hanging in Indian galleries, ancient Egyptian reliefs in a Paris museum, or Indian deities in museums around the world.

What comes down as a tonne of bricks, however, is when these works of art from many cultures are obtained from their countries of origin through deception and trickery, such as loots, plunders, thefts, or even purchases from smugglers and scam traders.

Mr. Gaurav Bhatia, a well-known luxury expert and an avid art collector, former MD of luxury business houses such as Sotheby’s India, says, “What further escalates the rant and rave is because these misplaced pieces of art become the symbolics that hold grim histories of colonialization, oppression, and wrongdoings from the past.” When the country of origin seeks its cultural representation back, deeper sentiments of restitution and recompense back propositions.”

The National Gallery of Australia has made an upstanding announcement of returning Indian works of art from its Asian art collection that it had purchased from an Indian merchant afterwards accused of conducting a global smuggling network, earning headlines today. Six bronze or stone sculptures, a brass processional standard, a painted scroll, and six pictures are among the 14 items the Gallery has opted to repatriate to Indian roots.