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Two pieces of Tyeb Mehta sell at Christie’s South Asian and Modern Art auction in the million dollar range

Two paintings of Tyeb Mehta were bought in the million dollar range at Christie's South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art event in New York on September 16. Mahishasura - sold for $1,280,900 Two Figures - sold for $926,500 A sad actuality of this event is Tyeb Mehta recent passing on July 2, 2009. You can learn more about him on Wikipedia or through this editorial of the New York Times

By | 2009-09-27T01:29:57-07:00 September 27th, 2009|Arts|2 Comments

Three Zeng Fanzhi paintings sell today at Sotheby’s

Another painting of the Mask Series by Zeng Fanzhi was sold today at Sotheby's "Contemporary Art Asia" auction in New York. The hammer price was $1,082,500, $82,000 over the pre-auction estimate. From the auction note: "Much of the fascination of Zeng Fanzhi's works lies in the tensions that permeate them on many levels. Most immediately apparent is the contrast between the exuberance of the palette and/or paint-play, and the frequently angst-ridden subject matter. Within [...]

By | 2008-09-17T21:56:50-07:00 September 17th, 2008|Arts|4 Comments
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