Dean SVAD, Prof. Rashid Rana’s work auctioned for Rs. 34 million at Bonhams, London
Famous Pakistani artist and the Dean of the School of Visual arts and Design at Beaconhouse National University, Prof. Rashid Rana’s work titled “Red carpet Series # 1” for ABRAAJ Collection fetched the highest price of Rs. 34.4 million (200,000 £) among all the art works by Pakistani artists in an auction held in London. The second highest among Pakistanis was late Sadequain’s untitled work which was sold for Rs. 12 million (75,000 pound sterling).
Rashid Rana is considered to be one of the most important artists of his generation from South Asia. His works have been sold at high prices including ‘Red Carpet 1’ which was auctioned at Sotheby’s New York for a whopping price of 623,000 USD. Rashid Rana, who has worked in paintings, stainless steel sculptures, video installation, photo-sculptures and photo mosaics, has showcased his works in various prestigious locations including British Museum - London, Metropolitan Museum - New York and Fukuoka Museum – Japan. In recognition of his achievements, Rashid Rana was awarded the Asia Art Award by Asia Society.