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Modern & Contemporary Indian Art
Modern & Contemporary Indian Art

Ashvita's has curated a grouping of Modern & Contemporary Indian Art that will be offered on auction from 28th November to 29th November 2018. These works represent some of the most important masters from the country and are fine examples of their works.

Sale No: 000002
( 25 lots )
28 November 2018, 09:00 AM to 29 November 2018, 08:50 PM
Bidding is closed

Auction Overview

No. Percentage
Total Lots 25 100%
Total Lots Sold 20 80%
Total Low Estimate Value 50,82,000
Total Sale Value 37,33,950

A list of the top 5 lots

Lot No. Lot Title Total Price (Incl. buyer’s premium) ()
Lot 20 C Douglas 8,25,000
Lot 22 Reena Saini Kallat 5,28,000
Lot 18 Francis Newton Souza 4,40,000
Lot 23 Thukral & Tagra 2,20,000
Lot 14 Syed Haider Raza 1960 2,20,000
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Lot 1
Estimate  :   15,000 - 20,000
G. Venkatachalam was an art critic who was active in the first quarter of the 20th century. Trained as a journalist, he actively organised exhibitions throughout the country and did a pioneering job in documenting and ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
24,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 2400.00
Total
26,400
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Lot 2
Estimate  :   6,000 - 9,000
S.G.Thakur Singh (1899 - 1976) was an artist from Punjab who began his career as a scene painter in Bombay. He then moved to Calcutta where he enjoyed the patronage of the Tagore household. His talent in painting the naturalistic ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
7,500
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 750.00
Total
8,250
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Lot 3
Estimate  :   6,000 - 9,000
The Illustrated Weekly of India was an English-language weekly newsmagazine publication that was published first in 1880. For more than a century, the magazine was considered the foremost English-language publication in India....
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
8,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 800.00
Total
8,800
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Lot 5
Estimate  :   7,000 - 9,000
Times of India published this Annual every year from the early 1940s. They contain critical writing on art and culture in India at the time and are excellent archival and research sources for primary writing on Indian Art. 
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
8,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 800.00
Total
8,800
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Lot 6
Estimate  :   25,000 - 30,000
When S.H.Raza arrived in Bombay from Madhya Pradesh, he found it very difficult to survive. Luckily, his talent brought him to the notice of three Austrian war emigres who were settled in the city. While artist Walter Langhammer ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
32,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 3200.00
Total
35,200
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Lot 7
Estimate  :   75,000 - 1,00,000
Bombay based artist Badri Narayan (1929-2013) enjoyed working with ceramic tiles since it not only gave him the opportunity to engage with a different medium, but also helped add an artistic dimension to everyday architecture....
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
95,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 9500.00
Total
1,04,500
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Lot 8
Estimate  :   1,00,000 - 1,50,000
Manjit Bawa (1941-2008) evolved a pictorial language that was marked by stark contour and vivid colours. He arrived at this by tempering his studies of the human form with the simplification that he saw in the Pahari miniature ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
1,20,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 12000.00
Total
1,32,000
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Lot 10
Estimate  :   2,50,000 - 3,00,000
Mukul Chandra Dey (1895-1989) was a student at Santiniketan during the early years of the 20th century and he left his mark as a pioneer of drypoint etching in India. An extremely sensitive artist, he chose an essentially Western ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
1,70,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 17000.00
Total
1,87,000
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Lot 11
Estimate  :   1,75,000 - 2,25,000
Laxma Goud’s (b.1940) works draw from the life and people of the Telengana region in which he grew up. In particular, he was drawn to the earthy sensuality of the people and he explored this in various ways in his art....
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
1,80,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 18000.00
Total
1,98,000
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Lot 12
Estimate  :   1,50,000 - 1,75,000
F.N.Souza remained a draughtsman throughout his life. However, his interpretation of the line changed with time and kept pace with his personality. Seen here is a drawing from a time in the artist’s life when the brash vigour ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
1,50,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 15000.00
Total
1,65,000
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Lot 13
Estimate  :   1,75,000 - 2,25,000
A founder member of the Progressive Artists’ Group, F.N.Souza (1924-2002) is known equally for his provocative paintings and writings. Expelled from the J.J.School of Art, he was nonetheless a technically skilled artist who ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
1,70,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 17000.00
Total
1,87,000
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Lot 14
Estimate  :   3,25,000 - 3,75,000
A student of the J.J.School of Art and a founder member of the Progressive Artists’ Group, S.H.Raza’s initial works were cityscapes treated in a semi-academic vein. Following his shift to Paris he began focusing on landscapes ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
2,00,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 20000.00
Total
2,20,000
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Lot 16
Estimate  :   3,00,000 - 3,50,000
The human form is central to Krishen Khanna’s (b.1925) art as his interest is in the question of existence. Growing up in Lahore, he was deeply affected by the partition of the country and this is reflected in his work as a ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
2,00,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 20000.00
Total
2,20,000
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Lot 17
Estimate  :   1,25,000 - 1,75,000
A.P. Santhanaraj (1932 - 2009) was a seminal artist of the Madras Art Movement, which was spearheaded by K.C.S.Paniker and S.Dhanapal to infuse the indigenous into contemporary art production. For Santhanaraj, the line was the ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
75,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 7500.00
Total
82,500
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Lot 18
Estimate  :   4,00,000 - 5,00,000
F.N.Souza (1924-2002) began using the technique of chemical alteration following his move to New York in 1967. Looking for cheaper materials to work with as well as ignited by his desire to experiment, he started applying ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
4,00,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 40000.00
Total
4,40,000
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Lot 20
Estimate  :   7,00,000 - 9,00,000
Evolving in the backdrop of the Madras Art Movement, Kerala born, Chennai based artist C⋅Douglas (b⋅1951) chartered a unique path for himself by absorbing the discussions on regional identity and nativism and adapting ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
7,50,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 75000.00
Total
8,25,000
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Lot 22
Estimate  :   6,50,000 - 7,50,000
Reena Saini Kallat (b. 1973) graduated from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai in 1996. Her practice spanning drawing, photography, sculpture and video engages diverse materials, imbued with conceptual underpinnings....
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
4,80,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 48000.00
Total
5,28,000
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Lot 23
Estimate  :   2,50,000 - 3,00,000
Established in 1959, Edition Copenhagen is one of the leading lithographic workshops in the world. Artists Thukral & Tagra have created these limited edition signed lithographs at this workshop. These prints are extremely ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
2,00,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 20000.00
Total
2,20,000
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Lot 24
Estimate  :   75,000 - 1,00,000
Benitha Perciyal’s works are inspired by the people and events in her daily life and the emotional repercussions these have on her personality. She conveys these not just through imagery but also through material as she selects ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
70,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 7000.00
Total
77,000
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Lot 25
Estimate  :   45,000 - 55,000
An Indian artist of international repute, Subodh Gupta is known for his use of everyday objects, especially kitchen utensils, to convey the interaction between the local and the global in India. In this work, he uses ceramic ...
The lot has ended
Hammer Price :
55,000
+ Buyer premium (10 %)
 5500.00
Total
60,500
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