Francis Newton Souza, Goan artist breaks world record

Q.  A painting by a Goa born artist has broken the world record for an Indian work of art. The painting is by :
- Published on 20 Sep 15

a. Francis Newton Souza
b. Jehangir Sabavala
c. M. F. Husain
d. V. S. Gaitonde

ANSWER: Francis Newton Souza
Goan artist Francis Newton Souza’s epic work titled Birth sold for an astounding $4 million (Rs 28 crore approx) at a Christie's sale. The previous record for the country's priciest piece of art was held by V S Gaitonde who sold for $3.7 million at Christie's debut auction in Mumbai in 2013. Birth was painted in 1955 and the painting has many subjects found in his early practice.

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