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Most Expensive Indian Artwork!

Most Expensive Indian Artwork!

Have you ever wondered how much the costliest ever artwork produced by an Indian was sold for? Its just under Rs 30 Cr, mind-boggling isn't it?

An Untitled oil painting by Vasudeo S Gaitonde, one of India's renowned abstract painters, has been announced the most expensive Indian artwork sold since 1965. This painting was sold for a whopping Rs 29.3 Cr at an auction in Mumbai in December last year.

Artery India, an eminent Indian art market intelligence firm, has come up with a list titled 'Artery Top 500 Works', which comprises the 500 most expensive Indian artworks.The cost of all these 500 paintings put together is Rs 1,936.60 Cr. The featuring works were sold at various global auctions since 1965.

Other works topping the list include Francis Newton Souza's 'Birth' (USD 4,085,000), Gaitonde's Untitled works (USD 3,792,400), Raza's 'Saurashtra' (USD 3,486,965), Raja Ravi Varma's 'Radha in the Moonlight' (USD 3,387,900) and others.

Modernist painter Syed Haider Raza is the artist with the most number of artworks featured in the Top 500, total 77 works.