Mumbai – In a crowded saleroom in Mumbai, works of classical and modern and contemporary art from India sold for a combined total of INR72,16,25,000 / $10,796,366 / £8,537,301, at Christie’s 4th consecutive India sale. 41 works form the private collection of Abhishek and Radhika Poddar led the sale, selling for INR29,06,90,000 / $4.3million. Records were broken for works by Meera Mukherjee and Hemendranath Mazumdar. The sale was held at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in the City.
The top two lots in the Modern and Contemporary section were both Untitled works by V.S. Gaitonde, the highest lot selling for INR15,63,25,000 / $2,339,310 and the second, from the Poddar Collection, selling for INR11,43,25,000 / $1,710,805. Three lots in the sale sold for above 10 Crore.
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