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Playing a big art

Mar 18, 2021

This one’s for serious art collectors. Rare modern Indian works by the likes of MF Husain, KH Ara, Krishen Khanna and Anjolie Ela Menon (in pic), which the present owners had acquired directly from the artists and kept in their possession, will go under the hammer for the first time. Tushar Sethi, CEO of auction house AstaGuru that’s organising it, said, “This catalogue has been crafted for seasoned buyers looking to add unique works to their collections.” Make your...

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Jogen canvas with message on women’s rights up for auction

Mar 17, 2021

KOLKATA: One of the biggest canvases that artist Jogen Chowdhury painted about eight years ago to send a social message on women’s rights will go up for auction in Mumbai on March 30-31.

The painting, which was done at the painter’s residence in Santiniketan and was titled ‘Story of a Woman’, is valued at Rs 4.5 crore.

The auction will also see paintings of Tagore and Gaganendranath, both national treasures, which can be auctioned b...

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Rare modern Indian art to make auction debut in late March sale

Mar 15, 2021

Two monumental oil on canvases by leading modernist V S Gaitonde from 1970 and 1971, each estimated to sell between Rs 12-16 crores, are set to go under the hammer at an online AstaGuru auction on March 30-31.

According to a statement by the 2008-established auction house, both of Gaitonde's works featuring in the Modern Indian Art online auction come from a highly significant period in the artist's career when he was considered to be in his most productive and exp...

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