Buddha figure sold for nearly 3.7 million dollars by Christie's

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New York, Sep 17 (UNI) Christie's, the auction house, announced that it realised 14.1 million dollars through the sales of art pieces from the Zimmerman Family Collection, masterpieces of Himalayan bronze and Indian-South Asian art.

"The highest price achieved in the sale was 3,666,500 dollars (nearly 3.7 million dollars) for an important and monumental gilt bronze figure of Buddha, setting a world auction record for a Tibetan bronze," according to a statement issued by the auction house yesterday. The buyer of the 14the century art piece remained anonymous.

The sale of South Asian modern and contemporary fetched 12.6 million dollars, setting six new world auction records for South Asian artists.

The top lot of the sale was Subodh Guptah's Steal 2 realising 1,166,5000 dollars (nearly 1.7 million dollars). Bidding was truly international throughout all the sales confirming the strength of the Indian-South Asian art market.

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