Sale 19PT02 | Lot 2023

Nasreen Mohammedi

Catalogue: Post-War & Contemporary Art
Nasreen Mohammedi

Lot Details

Lot 2023
Nasreen Mohammedi
Indian, 1937-1990
Signed Nasreen Mohammedi, inscribed NMP-I, 8001 and as titled on the reverse
Oil on canvas
36 x 48 inches (91.44 x 121.92 cm)

Harvey Leyton Schwartz
Thence by descent to the current owner

This painting as well as the preceding lot were acquired by Harvey L. Schwartz circa 1965-68 during an information gathering trip to India while working for Rodman Rockefeller at IBEC, (International Basic Economy Corporation). Most of IBEC's business ventures were focused on Latin America, but Harvey L. Schwartz was sent to Thailand and India in the mid to late 1960s, where he purchased these paintings.

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Sold for $350,000 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

The paint surface is abraded with losses along a 3-5 inch area at edges all around. The losses at lower right, left and center are unstable. There are stretcher marks in the canvas all around. A 6 inch scratch at upper left as well as several smaller scratches throughout. The black pigments at lower left and right bottom center have cracking lifting and losses.

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Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Sold for $350,000 (includes buyer's premium)

An Auction Record for a Work Sold Outside of India and the Second Highest Price Ever.

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Post-War & Contemporary Art

Tue, May 14, 2019 at 2pm EDT
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