Tyeb Mehta

  • Christie's holds its maiden auction in India, earns Rs 102 crore December 20, 2013

    Mumbai: International Art auction house Christie's held its maiden auction in India of Indian and South Asian art on Thursday. Artist Vasudeo S Gaitonde's untitled painting fetched a whopping Rs 20.5 crore, which is a record of its kind for any Indian work of art sold in India. Tyeb Mehta's...
  • Obituary: Tyeb Mehta, the mould breaker July 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Eighty-four-year-old Tyeb Mehta, one of the big daddies of Indian art, died in Mumbai early on Thursday morning, following a blockage in his lungs. The Padma Bhushan winner's steady progress from the early 1950s went unnoticed and he shot to fame only after 2003. His large triptych called...
  • Renowned artist Tyeb Mehta is dead July 2, 2009

    Mumbai: Noted artist Tyeb Mehta passed away at his residence in Mumbai on Thursday morning. Mehta was suffering from a heart ailment. The 83-year-old artist holds the record for the highest price an Indian painting has ever sold in a public auction for Celebration at Christie’s in 2002. Born in Kapadvanj,...
  • Works of stalwarts to raise funds for communal harmony October 15, 2008

    Mumbai: Works of some of the finest artists of the country are up for auction in Mumbai. The sale is with a noble purpose to raise funds for an innovative education initiative. The funds will be used to help children understand the significance of communal harmony. The move was necessitated by...
  • Indian artists rule Christie's art auction February 25, 2008

    New Delhi: The auction house Christie's is in India for the preview of the works from their South Asian Art section, and Indian masters this year share the limelight with young contemporary names. The auction which has the latest on modern and contemporary art from South Asia, has as many...
  • Sketching highs of Indian art bazaar September 18, 2006

    New Delhi: Keeping up with the highest sales in the Indian art market today can be quite a task. It all started in 2003 when Celebration by Tyeb Mehta sold at the Christie's Auction in New York, fetched $ 3,17,500 and crossed the $ 100,000 mark. But people were still...