`Red Curse' by Francis Newton Souza
The 1962 oil, “Red Curse,” was included in Christie's International's June 9 auction of works from the estate of the modern Indian painter Francis Newton Souza. Painted on black satin while the artist was living in London, it was expected to fetch between 150,000 pounds and 250,000 pounds. The work fetched 881,250 pounds. Photo courtesy of Christie's Images Ltd. 2010 via Bloomberg.