Images of India : Gaitonde painting breaks world record for Indian art…

gaitondepaintgsAn oil painting by Indian artist Vasudeo S Gaitonde sold for US$ 4.4 million at a Christie’s auction in Mumbai, setting a new world record for Indian art. The untitled painting from 1995 was bought by an anonymous buyer. The previous record was US$ 4.01million for a work by Goan artist Francis Newton Souza. Gaitonde, who died in 2001, is considered one of India’s greatest abstract painters.