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



Estimate ($)

Price Realized



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

380,000 - 450,000




US Private


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

200,000 - 300,000




US Private



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

200,000 - 300,000




US Private


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

120,000 - 180,000




Asian Institution


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

100,000 - 150,000




Asian Trade


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

30,000 - 50,000




US Private


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

100,000 - 150,000




UK Trade


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

30,000 - 50,000




Canadian Private


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

60,000 - 80,000




European Private


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

10,000 - 15,000




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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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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