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August 20, 2017

Christie’s Features A Line-Up Of India’s Greatest Artists

Text by Huzan Tata

The South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art auction in Mumbai will have art aficionados vying with each other for first pick

For aficionados of art in the Subcontinent, viewing Souzas, Razas and Husains is always a great pleasure. And Christie’s, the international auction house famed for its art sales across the world, brings to Indians a special showcase of their upcoming South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art auction in New York next month. Featuring mammoth works by the country’s best modernists, the auction will ensure that many canvases find new walls to adorn.

Sonal Singh, the Mumbai director of Christie’s, says, “Following the excitement of our auction in London which fetched a new world record for a painting by Tyeb Mehta, Christie’s is delighted to be hosting the preview of highlights from our September sale. It features a number of important works including V. S. Gaitonde’s seminal and rare canvas in red and gold, painted in 1996, and also includes one of the most iconic paintings of a falling figure by Mehta made in 1991 — which was originally from the Kekoo and Khurshed Gandhi collection. Other works in the sale include a very early canvas by Akbar Padamsee, paintings by S. H. Raza, M. F. Husain, Ganesh Pyne, Manjit Bawa and Jehangir Sabavala, and an incredibly rare sculpture by Adi Davierwalla.”

The preview of the South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art auction will take place at Christie’s, Mumbai from August 21-24, 2017. The auction will take place at Christie’s, New York next month.

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