Sotheby's historic sale of Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art this spring features one of the most important modern Indian paintings ever to appear on the market; Akbar Padamsee's rare, monumental reclining nude created in 1960. A highlight of the auction is a noteworthy group of Bengal School paintings by masters Rabindranath, Abanindranath, Gaganedranath Tagore and Jamini Roy, centered by Rabindranath's Tagore's famous Death Scene formerly in the Collection of Mildred and William Archer.
Also included in the sale are seminal works of impeccable provenance by India's leading modern artists MF Hsain, SH Raza, Krishen Khanna, Rameshwar Broota and Arpita Singh. The auction also features works by noted contemporary artists Ravinder Reddy, Subodh Gupta, Bharti Kher, TV Santhosh and Reena Kallat, together with new introductions from Pakistan. We would like to extend our warm invitation to our patrons to visit our world headquarters from 18 - 25 March to preview these works and join us in celebrating Asia Week New York 2011.