Auction - World record set for modern Indian artist

Christie’s sales of South Asian modern and contemporary art realised a total of 18.1 million and 91% sold by lot. The top lot, Syed Haider Raza (b. 1922), Saurashtra, 1983 (Photo) set a world auction record for any modern Indian Work of Art at $3.48 million. The monumental painting was bought by a private Indian museum. Six new artist world auction record prices were set for Aisha Khalid; Sunil Gawde; Naiza Khan; Imran Qureshi and Soren Pors & Aparna Rao. In the crowd was famed artist Maqbool Fida Husain who saw all works by his hand sell successfully.