Markert Analysis

2014 saw a shift in the top five artists. The total value of paintings sold in auctions was topped by S. H. Raza who had a total sale of a little over Rs 80 crore in auctions, with a total number of 83 paintings that were sold in auctions. This was followed by F. N. Souza a little under Rs. 65 crore with 289 lots sold in auction in 2014. M. F. Husain, who saw fewer works come up for auction this year, made it on number three followed by Tyeb Mehta. Rounding off the top five was V. S. Gaitonde, who in 2013 grabbed the headlines when one of his works sold for a little overRs23 crore in Christies India sale.