Contemporary Indian Art Consignment
Wondering how much your Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, or Bangladeshi painting or sculpture is worth? Sotheby's specialists are here to help you understand the auction potential of your South Asian art. Simply submit images of your South Asian artwork along with any additional information you have to receive your complimentary evaluation.
Now is the time to consign your Modern and Contemporary South Asian art with Sotheby's. The rising interest in Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, and Bangladeshi contemporary art has been demonstrated by the successful sales of art by Maqbool Fida Husain, Francis Newton Souza, Sayed Haider Raza, Tyeb Mehta, V.S. Gaitonde and Akbar Padamsee, all of whose works have sold for more than $1 million in Sotheby’s auctions over the past decade.
Our sales of Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art are held in Mumbai, London, and New York. Our first-ever auction in Mumbai, in 2018, made more than $7 million, and most recently, our annual Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art auction in New York, achieved over $3 million. This sale presented works by important and avant-garde artists including Huma Bhabha, Zainul Abedin, and Sadequain. Now, Sotheby's is delighted to present two upcoming Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art sales in London on 10 June that will offer stellar paintings, sculptures and prints by some of the most important artists from India and the subcontinent.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the best time to sell contemporary Indian art?Sotheby's Indian and South Asian contemporary art auctions attract collectors, academics, museum curators and new buyers from around the world. Our auctions, held in Mumbai, London, and New York, present a visual commentary on South Asia and demonstrate the richness of Indian art and design. Sotheby's is leading the way for the South Asian contemporary art market, so there has never been a better time to consign your contemporary Indian artwork.
- Which contemporary Indian artists does Sotheby's sell at auction?Sotheby's includes works by many modern and contemporary Indian artists in our sales. If you know the artist of your work, or if it's unsigned, our specialists will be able to evaluate it and let you know if it's a good fit for one of our contemporary South Asian art auctions. While this is by no means an exhaustive list, artists that typically feature in our sales include Amrita Sher-Gil, Bhupen Khakhar, Maqbool Fida Husain, Sayed Haider Raza, Francis Newton Souza, Raja Ravi Varma, Satish Gujral, Kattingeri Krishna Hebbar, Vasudeo S. Gaitonde, Zarina Hashmi, Bikash Bhattacharjee, and Tyeb Mehta.
- Why is Sotheby's the best place to sell contemporary Indian art?Indian and South Asian paintings are in strong demand globally. Sotheby’s affirmed its commitment to South Asian contemporary art by hosting its inaugural auction, “Boundless: India,” at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai in November 2018. Establishing Mumbai as a new selling location for Sotheby’s, the sale included exciting art sourced from collections across the sub-Continent and globally by a worldwide team of specialists. “Boundless: India” presented 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. Our specialists are well connected with the top collectors and buyers in the market, and we can help you sell your contemporary Indian art for the highest price.
- How much does it cost to have Sotheby's appraise my contemporary South Asian art?Our auction estimate valuations are complimentary and do not cost you anything. We review all submissions and provide valuations for contemporary Indian art we believe we can sell at auction. We will inform you if your sculpture, painting, or other work of art is not a good fit for a Sotheby's auction, and we will do our best to provide you with a recommendation of another venue to sell your South Asian artwork.
Sotheby’s is your best resource to sell Indian, South Asian and Southeast Asian Contemporary art such as a painting or sculpture by Maqbool Fida Husain, Francis Newton Souza, Sayed Haider Raza, Tyeb Mehta, V.S. Gaitonde, Ram Kumar, Shahzia Sikander, Rabindranath Tagore and Akbar Padamsee and other artists from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and other countries.