|Last year Tyeb Mehta’s Maishasura made history when it was auctioned off at Christie’s in New York for a record price of $1,584,000. Who knows what is going to happen this year. But if Christie’s preview of its Modern and Contemporary Indian art sale held in Delhi on August 22nd, 2006 is anything to go by expect more history to be made. The event was held at the Royal Ballroom of the The Imperial Hotel in New Delhi.|
Some of the artists on display included Tyeb Mehta, Francis Newton Souza, Syed Haider Raza and Subodh Gupta. The Sommelier India editors who were invited noticed that the city’s who’s who was in attendance chatting over wine and hors d’oeuvres. The wines served included Bollinger’s Grande Annee 1997 Champagne, a Capitellie Croce 2003 white wine and a Chateau Le Fleur de Quinault 1999 red wine.