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A Sub-Continental Picasso Gets His Due

S.H. Raza’s Prakriti Purush, 2006.Courtesy of Saffronart and the artist

Who knew painting by numbers could be so profitable? Geometric abstracts, like the one above, by Indian modernist S.H. Raza sell for well over a million dollars at auction. Considered something of a sub-continental Picasso, the 85-year-old will open his first major U.S. retrospective tonight, on view at Saffronart Gallery through October 31. No word on whether paint kits will be available at the bookstore.—Tara Kilachand