Hussain, Raza to sell at Christie’s
The auction house’s latest sale includes Indian artists
Untitled (Bhishma) (1997), Arpita Singh
Untitled (Horses) (1965), Maqbool Fida Husain
Christie’s is gearing up for its latest auction, and this time, the lots up for auction are from India. Come June 11, a carefully curated selection of Indian modern masters will be auctioned as part of the Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art collection at Christie’s London.
Up for the taking are Man & Woman Grinding Their Teeth (1957) by Francis Newton Souza, L’Orage (The Tempest) (1958) by Raza, Untitled (Horses) (1965) by Husain, Tyeb Mehta’s Untitled (Seated Woman) (1960) and Black Moon (2002) by Atul Dodiya, along with pieces by Bhupen Khakhar and Arpita Singh. This is the second of four sales focusing on South Asian art, scheduled for this year. The last one is set to take place in Mumbai in December.
Christie’s has also shown its support for Indian art by extending its patronage to ‘M.F. Husain: Master of Modern Indian Painting’, a special exhibition of his final nine paintings, currently being showcased at the V&A Museum in London until July 27.
Man & Woman Grinding Their Teeth (1957), Francis Newton Souza
L'Orage (The Tempest) (1958), Syed Haider Raza