Modern and Contemporary South Asian art sale on 19 March announced at Sotheby’s

NEW YORK, NY.- On 19 March 2012, Sotheby’s New York Asia Week series of sales will open with Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art. The sale will be led by of the most significant paintings by Sayed Haider Raza ever to appear on the market – Village With Church from 1958 (pictured left). The painting was formerly in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller III and is estimated to sell for $1.5/2.5 million. Other highlights of the sale will include superb paintings from the other leading Indian Modernists such as MF Husain and FN Souza as well as a wide selection of art from Bengal. The sale will be on exhibition in our New York galleries alongside our other Asia Week sales beginning on 16 March. John D. Rockefeller III, the eldest son of John D. Rockefeller Jr., devoted his life to the promotion of Asian-American relations. Along with his wife he made several visits to India, meeting numerous artists, busines