Christie's announces details of New York Asian Art Week, Sep 13-16

Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011), Sprinkling Horses

Christie's New York has announced the details of its sales for Asian Art Week from September 13-16. The six sales will span a spectrum of collecting categories – from classical Japanese and Korean art, to works from South Asian modern masters and cutting-edge contemporary works, as well as Chinese paintings, ceramics and works of art. The sales features over 1,300 lots and are expected to realize in excess of $50 million in total.

The week will start with South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art on September 13.

That morning sale will have works by renowned modernists including Syed Haider Raza, Francis Newton Souza and Tyeb Mehta, and include several works by the late Maqbool Fida Husain, who passed away in June.

As a tribute to the master, Christie's is selling several of his masterpieces, including works from the Keehn Family Collection. Thomas and Martha Keehn became involved with the emerging modern Indian art movement after moving to India in 1953. In 1956, the Keehns hosted the most significant exhibition of its time, 8 Painters, held in New Dehli. Several works from this exhibition are being offered in this sale. Highlights from this collection include Husain’s Yatra and Ram Kumar’s Untitled (Boy and Goat).

Here are some of MF Husain's works up for grabs which showcases his highly distinctive style:

  MF Husain - Untitled (Two Figures with Cactus)                                    

MF Husain - Untitled (The Three Graces)
MF Husain - Yatra

MF Husain - Black Hill                                    
MF Husain - Untitled (Shikara)