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On March 13, Sotheby's will present the 'Amaya Collection' in New York, the first international evening sale of Indian art and the first single-owner sale in this category
to be held at the auction house in more than a decade.
Consigned by noted collector-author Amrita Jhaveri, the collection comprises important modern and contemporary Indian art produced during the second half of the 20th century through to the early 21st.
The sale will offer some of the finest examples from the oeuvres of key artists, including highly sought-after and important works by 20th century modernist masters M F Husain, Tyeb Mehta, F N Souza, S H Raza, and Vasudeo Gaitonde, many of which have been extensively published and exhibited internationally.
The auction of 43 lots is estimated at approximately $ 5-7 million. The works were exhibited here.
Proceeds from the sale will underwrite a project space and lecture room at Khoj International Artists' Association here.
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