ARTIANA announces Upcoming Online Auction of Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art – No Buyer’s Premium – 13-17 June 2019

Mr. Lavesh Jagasia, founder and managing director of ARTIANA, standing in front of M.F. Husain’s ‘Kathak Dance Performance at the Maharaja Darbar’ (1989) – the cover lot of the auction house’s upcoming South Asian Art auction in June.

ARTIANA, UAE’s first home-grown auction house for art and luxury collectibles, is offering 50 artworks from the Indian subcontinent in their South Asian Art auction on June 13 to June 17. Showcasing a broad and inclusive range of fine works in various media such as oils, acrylics and paper works, the auction features work by masters and leading contemporary artists from the region including M. F. Husain, S.H. Raza, F.N. Souza, and Jogen Chowdhury among others.

Leading the auction is a work from M.F. Husain’s rare Raj series – ‘Kathak Dance Performance at the Maharaja Darbar’ painted in 1989 with impeccable provenance; and another from the seminal Lost Continent series titled ‘Andy Warhol versus Marilyn Monroe’ (2005), a large work reflecting the artist’s thoughts about lost human values. 

M.F. Husain (1915-2011) – ‘Andy Warhol versus Marilyn Monroe’ – 2005 – 72 x 90 in. ( 182.9 x 228.6 cm.) – Oil on canvas – Lot 40

The collection also includes exceptional paintings by members of the Progressive Artists’ Group and their associates, providing a glimpse of the formative period in the development of Indian modern art. These include S.H. Raza’s 1974 painting, Composition, which is part of the culmination of the artist’s period of experimentation before the Bindu; an exceptional work by F. N. Souza from 1955, the apex of his artistic career, titled ‘La Place Town Square‘; and Ram Kumar’s semi-abstracted landscapes

S.H. Raza (1922-2016) – ‘Composition’ – 1974 – 16 x 10.5 in. (40.6 x 26.7 cm.) – oil on canvas
Ram Kumar (1924 -2018) – Untitled – 33 x 52 in. (84 x 132 cm.) – acrylic on canvas

ARTIANA will also offer one signature subject painting and 3 lots of calligraphies by the British based Pakistani artist Jamil Naqsh (who passed away recently); a sculpture from eminent artist Krishen Khanna, and a unique installation by Zarina Hashmi.

The collection will be sold through an online auction at www.artiana.com from June 13 (6:00 pm) through June 17th (9:00 pm) UAE time with a No Buyer’s Premium policy in an essentially ‘What You Bid Is What You Pay’ format. FlexiPay which allow buyers to ‘Bid Now Pay Later’ will also be available for eligible clients. (FlexiPay scheme details are available on their website.)

The catalogue can be viewed online, and viewings can be arranged by prior appointment. Collectors may place bids at ARTIANA’s website, or through the mobile app available on both Google Play for Android and the App Store for Apple devices.

For information on how to register and bid, visit their website at www.artiana.com; For assistance and inquiries, call Artiana’s Help Desk at +971 55 815 3030 or write to info@artiana.com

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