Christie’s is the only international auction house to hold sales in India, reinforcing our longstanding commitment to the artistic and cultural heritage of the region. Building on the success of Christie’s First Auction in India held in Mumbai in December 2013, which saw exceptional results for South Asian art raising over INR 96.5 crores (US$ 15.4 million) and doubling pre-sale estimates, we are pleased to announce our second auction in India this year. The auction will take place at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, on 11 December 2014, and include a selection of the finest examples of modern and contemporary South Asian Art.
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Christie’s and India
Christie’s opened its first representative office in Mumbai in 1994. The following year, Christie’s held its first stand-alone Contemporary Indian art sale in London. Christie’s conducts regular sales of Indian art in New York and London, and is the market leader in Classical, Modern, and Contemporary Indian art. In India, Christie’s has lent its support and international reach to the India Art Fair, to exhibitions like Homelands, organised by the British Council in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru, and to several not-for-profit initiatives. Over the last two years, Christie’s has also partnered with the Asia Society India Centre to convene visits to artists’ studios and present a series of talks on art, architecture and other subjects.