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Auction breaks world records for art masters Paritosh Sen, H.A. Gade
By IANS Life
Jul 01, 2021
July 1, 2021 (IANS life A recent auction has set two world records for two artists born in the 1910s -- H A Gade and Paritosh Sen -- with the highest price ever recorded for their works at auction.
The AstaGuru auction titled ' Collectors Choice: Modern Indian Art' has set thes e world records, being interpreted as a "fitting tribute" to the artists' legacy.
While Dhaka-born Sen (1918-2008) was a founder member of the Calcutta Group, an art movement established in 1942 that did much to introduce modernism into Indian art, Gade (1917-2001) is remembered as one of independent India's pioneering abstract expressionist painters.
The sale witnessed paintings by H.A Gade and Paritosh Sen go out at the highest price ever recorded for the works of the respective artists. Gade's Untitled oil on canvas work, circa 1950, commanded a record-breaking price of Rs 48,80,952 (US$ 68,745), whereas, Sen's House of Banaras, a rare work from the artist's oeuvre from 1958, recorded an unparalleled selling price of Rs 62,29,948 (US$ 87,745).