South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

Sale Overview

Christie’s live auction of South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art will be held on 20 September 2023 as part of Asian Art Week in New York. 

This season, our catalogue celebrates a diverse array of modern and contemporary artistic practices from South Asia through a wide offering of works across several styles and genres including painting, sculpture, printmaking, installation and book illustration.

Coming from renowned private collections including those of the Abrams Family, the Ram Kumar Family and Mahinder and Sharad Tak, highlights of this auction include masterpieces by Maqbool Fida Husain, Sayed Haider Raza and Francis Newton Souza. Alongside these modern masters, the catalogue features works by pioneering artists like Abanindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Jamini Roy, Abdur Rahman Chughtai and Narayan Shridhar Bendre, as well as notable works by Manjit Bawa, Ganesh Pyne, Ram Kumar, Rashid Choudhry and George Keyt among others. These are complemented by a strong group of contemporary works that includes significant pieces by Zarina, Nalini Malani, Atul Dodiya, Bharti Kher, Ranjani Shettar, Subodh Gupta, Raqs Media Collective and Imran Qureshi.

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