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SH Raza`s work fetches record price at Christie`s

A work by Syed Haider Raza today fetched a record price for any modern Indian artwork at the famous auction house Christie`s.



London: A work by Syed Haider Raza today
fetched a record price for any modern Indian artwork at the
famous auction house Christie`s.

Raza`s `Saurashtra` sold for ?2,393,250 (USD3,486,965)
as against the original estimated price of ?1,300,000 to
?1,800,000.

Christie`s have not disclosed details of the buyer of
the work auctioned at the South Asian Modern Contemporary Art
Sale.

It broke the previous record held jointly by S H Raza,
(La Terre, sold for ?1,273,250 on June 30, 2008) and F N Souza
(Birth, sold for ?1,273,250 on June 11, 2008).

Several work of renowned painter M F Husain were also
auctioned today.

His untitled work (Arjuna and Krishna) was sold for
$577,250 while another untitled piece (Bundi Landscape) was
sold at $55,250.

Yet another untitled work (horses) went for $169,250.

Another untitled work of Husain (celebration) was sold
for $49,250 while the untitled (Veena Player) went for
?97,250.

His another untitled (self Portrait) went for
$133,250.

Among the works sold today was Satish Gujral`s
untitled (Bondages) which went for $16,250.

PTI

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