Event Date22 March 2023 | Live auction 21483

South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

New York
South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

Sale Overview

This year, Christie’s live auction of South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art will be held on 22 March during Asian Art Week in New York. Along with an online auction running from 15-28 March, this sale presents a significant group of works that celebrate diverse artistic practices from South Asia and its diaspora in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Highlights from the auction include a monumental painting by Manjit Bawa and a set of remarkable early landscapes from the 1940s, 50s and 60s by artists like Francis Newton Souza, Sayed Haider Raza, Akbar Padamsee, Ram Kumar and Maqbool Fida Husain. Accompanying them are exceptional works by pioneers of South Asian modernism Jamini Roy, Abdur Rahman Chughtai, George Keyt and Rashid Choudhury, and rare works by Anwar Jalal Shemza, Zarina and Rummana Hussain. The catalogue also celebrates Maharaja Sayajirao University and the seminal Baroda Group of artists associated with this institution with works by Narayan Shridhar Bendre, Sankho Chaudhuri, Bhupen Khakhar, Jeram Patel and Gulammohammed Sheikh among others.

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