Jangarh Singh Shyam Sotheby's Auction New York September 2010 realized $31,250
Jangargh Singh Shyam "Paysage avec araignée" 1988 Gouache/paper on canvas, 220 x 155 cm, 86.6 x 61 in. Provenance : T & S Ltd. Exhibition : Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne-Centre Pompidou. Catalogue : Les Magiciens de la Terre, 1989, illustrated in color page 230.
In the September auction of South Asian art by Sotheby’s in New York, among the modernism of Husain and Padamsee, will lie a relatively unknown folk idiom. In a bold move, the auction house has included works by the Gond tribal artist Jangarh Singh Shyam in the same collection. /.../ However, a number of interventions are helping turn this around. Mumbai galleries Chemould and Pundole held tribal art exhibitions last year. Delhi gallery, W+K Exp, hosted an exhibition of Gond sculpture called Dog Father, Fox Mother, their Daughter & Other Stories that concluded in May. This was the first year that Sotheby’s included Indian tribal art in its auctions. A painting by Jangarh realized $31,250 (Rs. 14.5 lakh) in September. /.../
This is the third time that Sotheby’s has included Shyam’s work, the first being in its March auction, when a 2001 work estimated for $5,000-7,000 was sold for $13,750. Two large paper works executed in 1988 and 1989 were sold in July for $15,000 and $18,000.