Christie's sales of Indian and Southeast Asian art feature paintings, sculpture and textiles from an expansive geographical range that extends from ancient Gandhara, through the Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka and into Thailand and Indonesia. Many of these works of art emerge from Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain contexts, as well as traditions and cultures dating from the Indus Valley period (circa 3,300 B.C.) to the mid-1900s. Christie's holds two specialized sales of classical Indian and Southeast Asian Art a year in New York and have offered exceptional single-owner sales on a selective basis.
The department of Indian and Southeast Asian art at Christie's is recognized internationally for its academic expertise. We maintain the highest standards of research, publishing catalogues that are noteworthy for their scholarship. The result is that we are the regional and global leaders in the field of Indian and Southeast Asian art, maintaining 77% of the market share in New York alone. In tandem with the rise in the South Asian economy, the market for art of Indian and Southeast Asian origin continues to grow ever stronger.
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