Christie’s First Online Asian Art Week

Christie’s first-ever Asian Art Week Online totaled $8,952,625, establishing the highest total achieved for Asian art online-only sales with global participation from 22 countries. The top lot of the week was an important painting by Tyeb Mehta (1925-2009), one of his earliest explorations of the Falling Figure, which realized $975,000, achieving the highest price for a South Asian Modern + Contemporary work sold since lockdown and setting a new benchmark for the category in an online auction.

The top lot of the sale was an important painting by Tyeb Mehta (1925-2009), one of his earliest and most seminal explorations of the Falling Figure, which was presented for the first time at auction and realized $975,000, achieving the highest price for a South Asian Modern + Contemporary work since lockdown and setting a new benchmark for the category in an online auction. Other notable results included Maqbool Fida Husain (1913-2011), Untitled (Woman at Work), which sold for $300,000; and Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002), Frightened Head, that realized $250,000.

Tyeb Mehta (1925-2009), Falling Figure. Sold for: $975,000. © Christie’s Images Ltd 2020.

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