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Auction Report:

Modern Indian Art in London

RAJA RAVI VARMA, Portrait of A Young Woman in Russet and Crimson Sari, oil on canvas, 48.5 x 32.5 cm.

Sotheby's auction of Modern and Contemporary Indian Painting in October 1996 at their salesrooms in New Bond Street, London, has been widely acknowledged as a groundbreaking event and a landmark auction for contemporary Indian painting. The interest in contemporary Indian painting, though comparatively nascent in the western world, has nevertheless led to a spurt of recent auctions. In June 1995 Sotheby's was the first auction house to hold…

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