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MF Husain masterpieces highlight Christie’s sale of South Asian modern + contemporary art

NEW YORK, N.Y.- Christie’s is announced the Fall sale of South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art, taking place on September 13. The sale will present a magnificent array of works from the 20th and 21st centuries, featuring works by renowned modernists including Syed Haider Raza, Francis Newton Souza and Tyeb Mehta. Also featured in the sale are several works by the late Maqbool Fida Husain, who passed away in June 2011. As a tribute to the master, Christie’s has secured a selection of extremely important masterpieces, including works from the Keehn Family Collection. Christie’s presents property from the Keehn Family Collection, a true gem of Indian art collecting. Thomas and Martha Keehn became involved with the emerging modern Indian art movement after moving to India in 1953. In 1956, the Keehns hosted the most significant exhibition of its time, 8 Painters, held in New Dehli. Several works from t