Anuradha Ghosh-Mazumdar was appointed Head of the Indian & Southeast Asian Art department in New York in 2011. Ms. Ghosh-Mazumdar joined Sotheby’s in 2003 as a Specialist for both Classical as well as Modern Indian art. Over the past 17 years she has played a key role in securing major consignments for Sotheby’s sales of Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art and Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art held in Asia, Europe and the United States. As the longest-tenured and senior-most South Asian Art Specialist at Sotheby’s she has also built and nurtured many of the company’s key client relationships in this collecting field, particularly in North America, a task she continues to perform in addition to her managerial duties as Department Head in New York. In recent times, as Senior International Specialist, she has been traveling extensively internationally for both business getting and business development of Sotheby’s sales and audiences worldwide.
During her time at Sotheby’s, Ms. Ghosh-Mazumdar has provided expertise for landmark sales of Indian and Himalayan art including the Jucker Collection of Himalayan Paintings (2006), Property from the Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (2007), Indian miniature paintings from the Estate of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (2009), the Stuart Cary Welch Collection (2011), the Estate of Dr. Claus Virch (2015 & 2016), and most recently the Richard R. and Magdalena Ernst Collection of Himalayan Art (2018). Other notable achievements include winning a prestigious deaccession from the Cleveland Museum of Art (2017), sourcing a rare 14th Century Tibetan painting which achieved a world auction record of $2.4 million USD (2019) and securing a historic collection of Mughal and Ottoman textiles from the Estate of H. Peter Stern, co-founder of the Storm King Art Center (2020).
Notable Modern & Contemporary South Asian Collections she has worked on include the Stevie and Steve Wilberding Collection (2005), the collection of Margot and Paul Zimmerman (2007), the Arrand and Margaret Parsons Collection (2008) the June and John Lewis Collection (2012) and the Collection of Dr. Johanna Nestor (2014) amongst others. Works featured in these collections and sales realized record prices at auction.
Ms. Ghosh-Mazumdar has lectured widely on the South Asian art market at both private and public forums, most notably at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (2006), the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School (2009), the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto (2015), the Seattle Asian Art Museum (2016), and SOAS University of London (2020). She has also lectured student groups from Cornell University's Johnson School of Management (2013) as well as from Sotheby's Institute of Art (2018 and 2019).
Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Ms. Ghosh-Mazumdar worked at The Asia Society Museum in New York promoting the institution’s Arts & Culture programs. In 2001, she completed her Master’s degree in Museum Studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, her dissertation being on Gandharan Bodhisattva sculptures. In 1995 she was the gold medalist in the Master’s degree program in Ancient Indian Art History and Archaeology from the University of Calcutta, India. In addition to her expertise in art history Ms. Ghosh-Mazumdar has prior experience in the fields of Advertising and Marketing and is currently completing a Certificate course in Wealth Management at New York University.