Iconic Tyeb Mehta work highlight of Sotheby`s sale

Last Updated: Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 18:11

New York: An iconic work by Tyeb Mehta
which was sold at a Sotheby`s auction 14 years ago for a
record price will be the highlight of a next month sale of the
leading auction house also featuring paintings by some leading
Indian artists.

The September 17 auction will also feature an impressive
selection of Indian miniatures from the collection of Ananda K
Coomaraswamy.

Among the many other highlights of the sale is
"Untitled" by V S Gaitonde, which is expected to fetch USD
400,000-600,000 and "Bewildered Brown" by M F Husain which is
estimated at USD 80,000-120,000.

Mehta`s "Behind Me Desolation," expected to fetch USD
250,000-350,000, graces the cover of the auction catalogue in
honour of the much celebrated artist who died in July.

The painting was previously sold in the groundbreaking
auction of Contemporary Indian Paintings from the Chester and
Davida Herwitz Charitable Trust at Sotheby`s New York in June
1995 -- Sotheby`s first ever stand alone sale of contemporary
Indian art.

"Following the success of our June sale in London -
which surpassed expectations - we have assembled a tightly
edited sale with an emphasis on quality works at reasonable
estimates," said Zara Porter-Hill, head of Indian art at
Sotheby`s.

Bureau Report



First Published: Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 18:11

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