RESULTS - The Art Of Nandalal Bose, Abanindranath Tagore And Rabindranath Tagore: The Collection of Supratik Bose

New York

 New York, 17 September 2013, Sale #3441

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

78 lots sold

Total: $2,927,000/£1,844,010/€2,195,250

    96% sold by lot

81 lots offered

£0.63= $1 / € 0.75=$1

 99% sold by value

Lot

Description

Estimate ($)

Price Realized

Buyer

33

Abanindranath Tagore (1871-1951), Untitled (Siva-Simantini), watercolor and wash on card, executed circa 1920s.

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

40,000 – 60,000

$555,750

£350,123

€416,813

Private

24

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Where the mind is without fear, ink on paper, executed circa 1910.

100,000 –150,000

$363,750

£229,163

€272,813

Asian Institution

27

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Untitled, watercolor and ink on paper.

60,000 – 80,000

$159,750

£100,643

€119,813

European Private

1

Nandalal Bose (1882-1966), Bull Fighter, tempera on paper, executed in 1937.

30,000 – 50,000

$147,750

£93,083

€110,813

US Institution

16

Nandalal Bose (1882-1966), Untitled (Caitanya and Haridas), watercolor on paper, executed circa early 1940s.

60,000 – 80,000

$93,750

£59,063

€70,313

Asian Private

29

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Untitled (Portrait of a Boy), ink on paper, executed circa 1930s. 

12,000 – 18,000

$87,500

£55,125

€65,625

US Private

79

Nandalal Bose (1882-1966), Untitled (Studies of Konarak Temple, Orissa), graphite on paper bound in an accordian portfolio, executed in 1934.

15,000 – 20,000

$81,250

£51,188

€60,938

Indian Trade

34

Nandalal Bose (1882-1966), Untitled (Ardhanarishvara), tempera on cloth, executed in 1942.

40,000 – 60,000

$75,000

£47,250

€56,250

US Private

30

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Untitled (Hare), ink on paper, executed circa 1930s. 

6,000 – 8,000

$56,250

£35,438

€42,188

Asian Private

2

Nandalal Bose (1882-1966), Flute Player, tempera on paper, executed in 1937.

25,000 – 35,000

$52,500

£33,075

€39,375

Indian Trade

             

Hugo Weihe, International Director of Asian Art and International Specialist Head, South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art Department, New York, said: “The sale of The Art of Nadalal Bose, Abanindranath Tagore, and Rabindranath Tagore marked an incredible chapter for Indian modernism. We were gratified by the global attention this collection garnered, which resulted in a sell-through rate of 99% by value, with the remaining three lots selling immediately after the sale.  We will always be deeply honored to have been entrusted by Supratik Bose to handle this extraordinary collection.”

“Well over four decades ago when I brought the collection from India very few in America knew about the art of Nandalal Bose, Abanindranath Tagore, and Rabindranath Tagore,” said Supratik Bose.  “I am very pleased that after today's auction at Christie's they are far better known internationally.” 

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Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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