Amrita Sher-Gil’s painting sets world record for artist, sells for Rs 37.8 cr: La Tribune India

Bombay, July 14

Amrita Sher-Gil’s 1938 painting titled “In the Ladies Enclosure” sold for 37.8 crore rupees ($ 5.14 million) at an auction on Tuesday by the auction house. Mumbai-based Saffronart auction, setting a world record for the highest value achieved by the artist at auction.

It is also the second most expensive Indian artwork sold in the world after Untitled by VS Gaitonde, 1961 which sold for Rs 39.98 crore in March of this year, the auction house told auction in a press release.

Sher-Gil (1913-1941) was a Hungarian-Indian painter and was considered one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century. The National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi also houses an important collection of his works of art.

The artwork went under the hammer at Saffronart’s summer auction.

According to Saffronart CEO and Co-Founder Dinesh Vazirani, “The record sale of Amrita Sher-Gil’s 1938 flagship painting titled ‘In the Ladies Enclosure’ is a clear indication of her artistic merit and a testament to her skill and ability. of his talent. .

“The work highlights his growth and development as an artist and is the culmination of years of awareness as a renowned artist. It is furthermore a rare work by the artist from this particular period to emerge in the art market and we are honored to have played a role in setting a new benchmark with this auction, ”Vazirani said in a statement. IANS