KOLKATA: On September 17, Christie’s will present the Fall sale of South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art, which will offer over 95 exceptional works, with estimates ranging from $2,000 to $600,000 and many from private collections.
The sale will feature works by modern masters, including Syed Haider Raza, Tyeb Mehta, Francis Newton Souza, Akbar Padamsee, Maqbool Fida Husain, and Vasudeo S. Gaitonde, as well as an impressive selection of contemporary works from celebrated artists, such as Subodh Gupta, Bharti Kher, and Jitish Kallat.
The sale will also feature Sri Lanka’s most celebrated 20th century artist George Keyt alongside fellow ’43 Group artists George Claessen and Ivan Peries.
The cover lot of the sale is Raza’s Italian Village, painted in 1953, the largest work from the period to come to auction (estimate: $550,000-750,000). This painting marked the pivotal moment when Raza would fully