The Market's Hottest Artists

By Ben Steverman - 2012-10-16T15:46:39Z

Photograph courtesy Christie's

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9. Sayed Haider Raza

Change since 2000: +2,627%

A painter born in 1922, Sayed Haider Raza co-founded the Bombay Progressive Artists' Group, an Indian avant-garde art movement, in 1947. Although he moved to Paris, his work was strongly influenced by his home country, especially since the 1970s. The sale of "Saurashtra" for $3.45 million in 2010 was the highest price ever paid for a work by a living Indian artist, according to Artnet.

Top sale price: $3.45 million for "Saurashtra" (left) in June 2010.