Sotheby’s will affirm its commitment to South Asia later this year with the launch of the inaugural Boundless: India auction.
The sale, which is scheduled for December, follows the opening of the Mumbai office in September 2016.
The Boundless: India auction will include not only important works by South Asia’s greatest artists, but also artworks by western artists inspired and influenced by the art, culture, geography and people of South Asia.
The sale will be led by one of Tyeb Mehta’s most important works, Durga Mahisasura Mardini. This seminal painting was commissioned directly from the artist in 1993 and has remained in a private collection since, appearing on the market for the first time in December. It is among the most valuable works of modern South Asian art ever to be offered at auction. Two out of the three highest prices for the artist have been set at auction within the last year, attesting to the strength of Tyeb Mehta’s market. His current auction record stands at US$3.5 million.
Boundless: India will present an opportunity for young and seasoned collectors to acquire museum-quality works from a variety of categories such as Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, Photography, Prints and Design.