[intro]Live Auction Updates (hammer prices)[/intro]
The sale totaled $6.285m (Sale stats and top lots later this evening)
Lot 503 goes for $50k
Lot 505 makes $22k
Rest of Jamini Roys struggle with last lot failing at $22k. Disappointing.
Lot 519 Husain just makes $100k low est.
Lot 521 Ram Kumar makes high est. Of $80k
Lot 525 makes a respectable $65k
Lot 526 Raza passes @ $220k
Lot 528 Swaminathan sells under low est for $130k
Lot 532 Atul Dodiya passes
Lot 533 Tyeb Mehta Mahishasura shoots up to $975k. Bidders chop and battle. On the phone: “I think he’ll take $1m.” Bids get smaller and smaller until $1.07m
Lot 535 Tyeb Mehta goes over high est to $65k
Lot 536 scoots up to $95k but it’s not enough.
Lot 538 Swaminthan reaches $440k. A good price.
Lot 540 Raza struggles to $145k, just shy of low est.
Lot 542 Gaitonde sells for $160k against $150k low.
Lot 543 Tyeb Mehta cover lot works up to $770k in small steps. High est was $800k.
Lot 546 Husain Mother Teresa painting passes at $120k.
Lot 550 Souza self-portrait shoots far above the $15k pre-sale high est. to sell for $42k (with bids from Dubai.)
Lot 551 Similar Souza with the same story as multiple bids–many online, including from Washington,DC and California–climbs above the $15k high est. to $3Ok.
Lot 552 Souza passes at $190K.
Lot 557 Jitish Kallat gets lots of competition as it goes over the est. top of $100k to make a whopping $320k. Not bad for a 2007 painting.
Lot 560 Thukral & Tagra gets a clean $28k
Lot 561 Sadequain goes over high est at the hammer to sell for $65k
Lot 564 second similar Sadquain also bid with vigor over high est. $65k as well.
Lot 569 Rashid Rana Red Carpet gets a nice $140k.
Lot 582 Husain late bid gets to low est. Chopped bids to $150,000
Lot 589 Raza looks like it might stall out but the bids come in to get to the low est. $150k
Lot 593 Roy Thomas makes an nice pop to $11k
Lot 596 Souza landscape from the early 70s like lots 550, 551. Again, a scrum of bidders to $50k. To an online bidder.
Lot 604 Riyas Komu gets $26k. Solid sale.
Lot 608 Rashid Rana Offshore Accounts $90k. (Low)