Pakistani artist beats Sadequain, fetches Rs. 34.4 million in London auction

12:01 PM | 26 Oct, 2018
Pakistani artist beats Sadequain, fetches Rs. 34.4 million in London auction
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LONDON - Renowned Pakistani artist Rashid Rana’s work titled 'Red carpet Series # 1' for ABRAAJ Collection fetched the highest price of Rs 34.4 million (200,000 £) among all the artworks by Pakistani artists.

Rana cast a spell through his work displayed in London and even surpassed Sadequain’s untitled work which was sold for Rs 12 million (75,000 pound sterling).

Other notable works were Abdur Rehman Chuhtai’s 'The Saqui' auctioned for 48,000 £ and Gulji’s drawing for 5000 £.

Rashid Rana is considered to be one of the most important artists of his generation from South Asia; his works have been sold at high prices including ‘Red Carpet 1’ which was auctioned at Sotheby’s New York for a jaw-dropping price of 623,000 USD.

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Rana, who has worked in paintings, stainless steel sculptures, video installation, photo-sculptures and photo mosaics, has displayed his works in various prestigious locations including British Museum – London, Metropolitan Museum – New York and Fukuoka Museum – Japan.

He was awarded the Asia Art Award by Asia Society; Rashid Rana is a founding faculty and the current dean of the School of Visual arts and Design at Beaconhouse National University.