Indian & South Asian Modern & Contemporary Art

Overview

The Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art Department offers works by leading modern artists and cutting-edge contemporary artists from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, as well as by diaspora artists from this region. Sotheby’s established this market, hosting the first-ever international auction in this category -- the seminal single-owner sale of the Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection in New York in 1995. The resounding success of this inaugural venture set the stage for two further auctions of works from the Herwitz Collection -- in 1997 and 2000 -- and with the illustrious sale of works from the collection of Amrita Jhaveri’s Amaya Collection, in March 2013.

The department has offered property from eminent private and diplomatic collections sourced from India, Europe and the Americas. Notable amongst these are the Stevie and Steve Wilberding Collection, the Dartington Hall Trust and the Collection of Abe and Jan Weisblat. The rapid expansion and growth of this market has been demonstrated by the tremendous success of artists such as Maqbool Fida Husain, Francis Newton Souza, Syed Haider Raza, Tyeb Mehta, V. S. Gaitonde and Akbar Padamsee, all of whose works have realised exceptional prices of over $1 million in Sotheby’s auctions over the past decade.

Our international team comprises highly specialised experts and senior representatives strategically positioned in key collecting centres including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris who work in collaboration with team members in Monaco, Geneva, Brussels, Luxembourg, Cologne, Vienna and throughout the Middle East and India. The department offers premier auctions for the category in New York and London, as well as selling exhibitions and private sales of fine paintings, drawings, photographs and installations.

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Contacts

  • Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art
    Yamini Mehta
    Senior Director | International Head, India and South Asian Art
    London
  • Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art
    Anuradha Ghosh-Mazumdar
    Senior Vice President | Head of Department | Senior International Specialist
    New York
  • Indian & South Asian Modern & Contemporary Art
    Ishrat Kanga
    Deputy Director | Specialist
    London
  • Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art
    Manjari Sihare-Sutin
    Assistant Vice President | Specialist
    New York
  • Gaurav Bhatia
    Managing Director, India
    Mumbai
  • Indian & South Asian Modern & Contemporary Art
    Shivajirao Gaekwar
    Deputy Director | Specialist, India
    Mumbai
    shivajirao.gaekwar@sothebys.com
    +91 22 6665 3407
  • Niharika Anand
    Administrator | Client Liaison
    Mumbai
    niharika.anand@sothebys.com
    +91 22 66653710
  • Shanavas Padmanabhan
    Office Manager
    Mumbai
    edaparambil.shanavas@sothebys.com
    +91 98 20 442 338
  • Islamic Art
    Edward Gibbs
    Chairman | Head of Department, Middle East and India
    London
  • Private Client Group
    Gauri Agarwal
    Director | Senior Client Liaison
    London
  • Private Client Group
    Milaap Patel
    Senior Client Liaison
    London
  • Indian & South Asian Modern & Contemporary Art
    Farhanah Mamoojee
    Office Manager | Client Developer
    London
    farhanah.mamoojee@sothebys.com
    +44 207 293 5940
  • Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art
    Cory Lettier
    Administrator
    New York
    Cory.Lettier@sothebys.com
    +1 212 606 7304
  • Islamic Art
    Fenella Lindsey-Clark
    Administrator
    Fenella.Lindseyclark@sothebys.com
    +44 207 293 5467

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