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Jhaveri Contemporary wins Frieze Stand Prize

The Mumbai-based gallery Jhaveri Contemporary and Nuno Centeno from Porto, Portugal, have won the Frieze Stand Prize and Focus Prize respectively for their presentations at Frieze New York. Each gallery receives $7,500.

The decisions were made by a jury consisting of Christopher Bedford (director of the Baltimore Museum of Art), Omar Kholeif (senior curator and director of global initiatives at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago) and Suzanne Cotter (director of the Madam Luxembourg Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean).

Exhibiting in the fair’s Spotlight section, which focuses on solo presentations of 20th-century artists, Jhaveri Contemporary is showing paintings and works on paper by the Indian artist Mohan Samant (1924-2004). Born in Bombay, Samant was a member of the Progressive Artists’ Group, alongside artists such as FN Souza and MF Husain, and later lived and worked New York where he died in 2004.

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