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Selling India By The Pound

by HEMANT SAREEN

RABINDRANATH TAGORE, Untitled (Four Figures), 1938, ink on paper, 40.5 x 62.5 cm. Courtesy Sotheby's, London.

LONDON — Recent months have witnessed unprecedented enthusiasm for Indian art on the auction block. On June 9, a dedicated sale at Christie’s London realized twice its asking prices for 152 works by the celebrated Indian modern master FN Souza, while its June 10 South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art sale yielded an impressive GBP 2.4 million (including buyer’s premium) for Saurashtra (1983), a large acrylic-on-canvas by SH

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