THE CURATOR'S ART
TAYEB’S WORK SOLD FOR Rs 15 crore
Modernist artist Tayeb Mehta's painting depicting "a bull on a rickshaw", fetched whooping Rs.15 crore at Christie's second India art auction.
The work was bought by an online buyer and the amount paid for the work is hammer price and excludes buyer's premium and taxes applicable.
A remarkable pocket book belonging to Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore was sold for Rs. 1.7 crore, where as F.N. Souza's "Untitled" canvas fetched Rs.7.5 crore.
Tagore's pocket book was in Bengali had a rare mixture of poetry, art and introspection.
Last year, in its debut auction Christie's had sold a painting of V.S. Gaitonde for a record $3.7 million (Rs.23.7 crore).