Indian contemporary artists to feature in Sotheby’s summer sale

June 24th, 2008 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS  

London, June 23 (IANS) Eight works by leading Indian contemporary artists, including Subodh Gupta and Bharti Kher, will feature in Sotheby’s summer sale here on July 1-2. The other Indian artists whose works will be put up are Anish Kapoor, Raqib Shaw and T.V. Santhosh. The works are together estimated in excess of 2 million pounds. The sale will also include a work by Pakistan’s leading contemporary artist, Rashid Rana.

Highlights of the group will be Subodh Gupta’s Untitled from 2005, which is estimated at 200,000-300,000 pounds. The Untitled canvas depicts a vessel stall glistening in the pink dawn of sunrise and is one of the artist’s most important and powerful photo-realist paintings to ever come to the market.

Bhart Kher’s sculpture, “Misdemeanours”, which is estimated at 40,000-60,000 pounds, Anish Kapoor’s Untitled sculpture from 2003, estimated at 1-1.5 million pounds, and Raqib Shaw’s “Chrysanthemum & Bee” (after Kotsushika Hokusai), estimated at 80,000-120,000 pounds are also part of the sale.

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