Auction results - MF Husain tops Sotheby's South Asian art sale

The Asia week series of auctions at Sotheby’s New York concluded with the South Asian Art sale which made $7.55 million, with 72 percent of the lots sold. The highlight of the sale was undoubtedly the group of works by MF Husain which was led by Cinq Sens (photo) which sold for $782,500 exceeding the $500/700,000 estimate.  Most of the top lots sold within their estimate. Overall sales this week total $27.65 million,  well within the $21.9/$31.2 million estimate. What sold tended to sell very well, but there were also a lot of lots that crashed.