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Selling South Asian Contemporary Art with Sotheby's

Contemporary Indian Art Consigned with Sotheby's

Get Started with an Estimate

Get Started with an Estimate
Register or log in to your Sothebys.com account to request an estimate of your contemporary or modern Southeast Asian art. Complimentary estimates are provided for each Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, or Bangladeshi painting that meets our minimum consignment value ($5,000 in New York, £3,000 in London and HK$40,000 in Hong Kong).

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Amrita Sher-Gil, The Little Girl in Blue.

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.

More information on how to sell with Sotheby's

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.

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