In a February evening over champagne and canapés, Sotheby’s celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art and showcased rare and unseen works of prolific artists to be auctioned at New York on 16th March, 2020. Nasreen Mohamedi’s Untitled and Vasudev S. Gaitonde’s Untitled, being the key highlights of the evening, were revealed for the first time to the public, after remaining in private collections for over five decades, were both showcased at The Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri.
The intimate evening of art was hosted by Anuradha Ghosh-Mazumdar, Head of Sotheby’s Indian and Southeast Asian Art Department in New York, Manjari Sihare-Sutin, Head of Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary South Asian Sales in New, Shivajirao Gaekwar, Deputy Director and Specialist, Sotheby’s Indiaand Gauri Agarwal, Director, Private Client Group, Sotheby’s. Guests including Aveek Sarkar, Shalini Passi, Tarana Sawhney, Pia Pauro, Anita Bajaj, Vivek Saini, Noelle Kadar to name a few were seen appreciating the art.
The travex was bifurcated between 22 paintings by prolific artists namely M.F. Hussain, G. R. Santosh, Krishen Khanna, Zarina Hashmi and some of the modern and contemporary painters. Many of these works are fresh to the market, having remained in private collections for several decades.A guest with Manjari Sihare Sutin (Center), Vivek Sahni (Right) Abhinav Khandelwal with Anuradha Mazumdar Ghosh Anuradha Mazumdar Ghosh (Left), Akash Puri, Tarana Sawhney, Saba Ali (Right) Anuradha Mazumdar Ghosh with Vinit Khandelwal Krishen Khanna's Concerning a drowned girl Aveek Sarkar with Anuradha Mazumdar Ghosh Devina Singhania with Shivajirao Gaekwar, Deputy Director, Sotheby's India Noelle Kadar with Shalini Passi Priya Gupta admring the artwork by Krishen Khanna
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