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20 September 2010  |  New York, Rockefeller Center   |  PRINT
For Immediate Release

RESULTS: South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art


South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art
New York – September 15, 2010
Sale no: 2336 – Top Ten

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]





Lots Sold: 65 

Lots Offered: 106

Sold by Lot: 61%

Sold by $: 64%

Exchange Rate: £1 = $1.54/  €1 = $1.28




Estimate ($)


Purchase Price




Syed Haider Raza, La Terre, acrylic on canvas, painted in 1985







Francis Newton Souza, Untitled (Large Head), oil on canvas, painted in 1962





U.S. Private


Subodh Gupta, Two Cows, bronze and aluminum with chrome, executed in 2005





European Private


Maqbool Fida Husain, Untitled (Sitar Player), oil on canvas, painted circa late 1960s





Asian Institution


Manjit Bawa, Untitled (Durga), oil on canvas





U.S. Trade


Syed Haider Raza, Rajasthan, acrylic on canvas, painted in 1975





Indian Private


Subodh Gupta, Densely Packed, oil on canvas, painted in 2004





U.S. Private


Subodh Gupta, Untitled, oil on canvas, painted in 2004





U.S. Trade


Francis Newton Souza, Untitled (Seated Nude), oil on canvas, painted in 1962







Rashid Rana, Red Carpet III, chromogenic print and Diasec mounted, 2007


$ 182,500



U.S. Private

Hugo Weihe, International Director of Asian Art and International Specialist Head, South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art Department, New York said: “Top quality works were recognized and we were pleased to witness new clients enter the market at a very high level, demonstrating confidence in a category that is well established.  The sale saw lively bidding by international buyers in the room, on the telephone, and online with strong participation from international institutions.”  Deepanjana Klein, Head of Sale, Specialist, South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art Department added: “We were particularly delighted with prices realized for works by contemporary artists such as Sudbodh Gupta, TV Santosh, Rashid Rana, Atul Dodiya, and Anju Dodiya, which were well received by clients across the globe.”

Press Contact:

Sung-Hee Park, 212 636 2680,

Date and Location of Next Sale:

27-29 November, Hong Kong

Related Departments Southeast Asian Modern & Contemporary Art

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