Sadequain Naqqash was a world-renowned Pakistani artist and, is yet to date, considered as one of the finest painters and calligraphers the country has ever produced. He has previously been awarded with the title of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Pride of Performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz from the government.
Yesterday, 30 years after the death of this prized asset, the artist acquired yet another milestone career achievement posthumously. His artwork titled ‘Crucifixion’ was offered a remarkable bidding price of £118,750 (about 16 million Pakistani rupees) against an estimate of £60,000-90,000 by an anonymous bidder at Bonhams, an international auction house. The event was solely held to celebrate and acknowledge the brilliance of Pakistani art, where the sales comprised of works belonging to the country’s some 21 choice artists including, Ustad Allah Bux, Eqbal Mehdi, A.Q. Arif, Abdur Rahman Chughtai, Waseem Ahmed, Shazia Sikander, and many more