Husain paintings fetch USD 4.2 mn at Christie`s auction

New York: Husain`s `Sprinkling Horses`, a dynamic depiction of horses along side a human figure, has fetched a whopping USD 1.14 million at an auction in Christie`s here, where another 12 of his masterpieces were snapped up.

The high price for the `Sprinkling Horses`, an oil on canvas signed `Husain` in Hindi and Urdu, is a sign that his work continues to be a hot favourite among art connoisseurs across the world,

The painting, one of the hallmarks of Husain`s work, was among the 13 paintings that went under the hammer at Christie`s auction of South Asian modern and contemporary art.

The 13 paintings were sold for a total of 4.2 million dollars, a clear sign that paintings by the late artist continue to be a collector`s item and will command high prices.

Husain`s other painting `Yatra`, a representation of rural India, was sold for 932,5000 dollars, while `The Three Graces` depicting two women and horses fetched 482,500 dollars.

An untitled painting, that portraits three heads, was sold for 31,250 dollars, fetching the lowest price among the 13 paintings.

More Husain art will be on sale at Sotheby`s, which will present Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art including Indian miniature paintings as part of its week of Asian art auctions here today.


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