WHEN people think of modern Indian art, they tend to consider a handful of Mumbai-based artists who have dominated art-world headlines in recent years. This group, which includes Syed Haidar Raza, M.F. Husain, F.N. Souza and Tyeb Mehta, are all members of the extrovert and well-travelled Progressives Group. But interest in Bengal art, which bloomed in the 19th century, is now enjoying a revival that recognises the area's contribution to the development of Indian culture.
Christie?s sale of South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art, taking place on 20 March, will present a selection of exceptional works and iconic masterpieces by leading artists, such as Vasudeo S. Gaitonde, Maqbool Fida Husain, Tyeb Meh... Read Post
An important work of modern art by S.H. Raza, a 1987 canvas Untitled (La Terre), is up for auction at Saffronart in June, along with significant works from modern masters such as Sabavala, Souza, Husain, Ram Kumar and Krishen Khanna... Read Post