RESULTS - South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

New York

South Asian Modern + Contemporary

 New York, 17 September 2014, Sale #2869

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

 

58 lots sold

Total: $2,708,000/£1,651,880/€2,085,160

  83% sold by lot

70 lots offered

£0.61= $1 / €0.77=$1

82% sold by value

Lot

Description

Estimate ($)

Price Realized

Buyer

513

Manjit Bawa (1941-2008), Untitled (Durga), oil on canvas, painted in 2004.

380,000 - 450,000

$425,000

£259,250

€327,250

US Private

514

Syed Haider Raza (b. 1922), Ouragan (Hurricane), oil on canvas, painted in 1959.

200,000 - 300,000

$341,000

£208,010

€262,570

US Private

544

 

Syed Haider Raza (B. 1922), Untitled (Midnight Sky), oil on canvas, painted in 1958.

200,000 - 300,000

$221,000

£134,810

€170,170

US Private

565

Syed Haider Raza (B. 1922), Blue, acrylic on canvas, painted in 1972.

120,000 - 180,000

$185,000

£112,850

€142,450

Asian Institution

570

Maqbool Fida Husain (1913-2011), Untitled (Elephants), oil on canvas, painted circa 1960s.

100,000 - 150,000

$173,000

£105,530

€133,210

Asian Trade

569

Maqbool Fida Husain (1913-2011), Untitled (Totem Masks), oil on canvas, painted in 1963. 

30,000 - 50,000

$167,000

£101,870

€128,590

US Private

510

Jagdish Swaminathan (1928-1994), Untitled (Bird, Tree and Mountain Series), oil on canvas, painted in 1983.

100,000 - 150,000

$112,500

£68,625

€86,625

UK Trade

516

Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002), Untitled (Crawford Market), mixed media on paper laid on canvas, painted in 1961. 

30,000 - 50,000

$75,000

£45,750

€57,750

Canadian Private

511

Ram Kumar (B. 1924), Untitled (Boats), oil on canvas, painted in 1968-69.

60,000 - 80,000

$75,000

£45,750

€57,750

European Private

566

Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002), Untitled (Mithuna Couple), oil on canvas, painted in 1984. 

10,000 - 15,000

$68,750

£41,938

€52,938

Asian Trade

Deepanjana Klein, International Head of South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art, commented: “Works from the Collection of Shumita and Arani Bose saw great works selling to major collectors and institutions, including Francis Newton Souza’s monumental masterpiece The Butcher, which achieved the second highest price for the artist at auction. The sale of South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art demonstrated international interest, with clients bidding aggressively for works across all mediums. The enthusiasm and energy in the room, on the phone, and via Christie’s LIVE™ affirmed this strong and buoyant market.”

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Next Sale: 11 December, Mumbai

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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