Top Indian Art Performers in New York

Bloomberg picked the top performing Indian lots from this week’s sales in New York:

  • A private U.S. buyer paid the top price of $1.1 million for Husain’s oil painting “Sprinkling Horses.”
  • Raja Ravi Varma’s picture of a “Himalayan Beauty” went to a private European buyer for $266,500, 78 percent more than its high estimate, Sotheby’s said.
  • “The Cobweb Cloud” by Jehangir Sabavala, whose pictures feature subdued tones and dreamy landscapes, sold for $266,500 at Sotheby’s.
  • Syed Haider Raza’s abstract work “Eglise” sold for $362,500 at the Sotheby’s sale.

Indian Paintings Sell for $9.7 Million at Christie’s, Sotheby’s (Bloomberg)