Event Date23 March 2022 | Live auction 20585

South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art Including Works from the Collection of Mahinder and Sharad Tak

New York
South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art Including Works from the Collection of Mahinder and Sharad Tak

Sale Overview

Christie’s is delighted to announce the live auction of South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art Including Works from the Collection of Mahinder and Sharad Tak taking place during Asian Art Week in New York on 23 March. Along with an online auction running from 15-30 March, this sale presents a significant group of works that celebrate diverse artistic practices from the South Asian subcontinent and its diaspora in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Part I of the live sale comprises a group of important works from the visionary collection of Mahinder and Sharad Tak, longtime patrons of the arts and dedicated philanthropists. Highlights from the selection include major paintings by Bhupen Khakhar, Manjit Bawa, Arpita Singh and Sayed Haider Raza with impressive exhibition histories, appearing at auction for the first time. Also included are exceptional works by Maqbool Fida Husain, Rameshwar Broota, Jogen Chowdhury and Jagdish Swaminathan, all close friends of the collectors.

Part II is led by an important group of works from an esteemed private collection including remarkable paintings by Vasudeo S. Gaitonde, Francis Newton Souza, Jehangir Sabavala, Ram Kumar and Raza among others, representing the best of South Asian modernism. Complementing these is a fine group of paintings by Souza from the collection of Peter Jackson, acquired in the 1960s and held privately in the United Kingdom for over half a century. Other highlights of the auction are a monumental painting by Gulammohammed Sheikh, unseen in public for almost thirty years, and significant works by Zarina, Natvar Bhavsar, Bikash Bhattacharjee, George Keyt and Mohammad Kibria.

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