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VS Gaitonde was the star of AstaGuru’s recently concluded Modern Indian Art online auction, with his Untitled masterpiece from 1971 commanding the highest price at approximately Rs 14.13 crore. Overall, the auction registered an impressive Rs 70.68 crore in sales, with 100 per cent lots sold.
The auction catalogue featured 30 artworks by leading modernists including Tyeb Mehta, with most pieces being auctioned for the first time. “The results show an ever-growi...Read More
Online auction house Astaguru's recent Modern Indian art sale achieved a white glove result, with all 30 lots selling for a total sales value of 70.68 crore.
Online auction house Astaguru's recent Modern Indian art sale achieved a white glove result (a sale where all lots are sold), with all 30 lots selling for a total sales value of 70.68 crore.
The highest fetcher at the auction that had on offer an impressive compendium of 30 eminent artworks by...Read More
Three untitled masterpieces by V S Gaitonde and Tyeb Mehta will be part of a prized collection of 30 works by modern Indian artists that will be auctioned online by AstaGuru on March 30 and 31.
Also going under the hammer will be some never-before auctioned creations by artists such as K H Ara, M F Husain, Rabindranath Tagore, Gagendranath Tagore, among others.
Two of Gaitondes monumental oil on canvases, from 1970 and 1971, are estimated at Rs 13 crore-16...Read More
With a fresh market precedent, which includes back-to-back record sales, the art market in India is vibrant and yet grounded with precise and calculated sanguine projections. One could consider last year's record sale for what was then the most expensive modern Indian art painting as a validating point. To make matters even merrier, a recently-concluded auction in March 2021 broke the record set last year.
VS Gaitonde continues to rule the roster, considering that it was his...Read More
To trace the first popular representation of the "wet sari" in Indian art, one need look no further than Hemendranath Mazumdar.
A hundred years ago, the Bengali artist painted Palli Pran (Soul of the Village) where his female subject is shown emerging from a dip in the village pond. Her back portrait is sensuously swathed in a dripping wet sari, covering her bare flesh in translucent folds from the head which is staring down in thought. This award-winning painting woul...Read More
MUMBAI.- AstaGuru will present its Modern Indian Art online auction on 30 – 31 March 2021 including some of the finest selection of artworks by leading modernists. The auction catalogue features a carefully curated set of 30 eminent works in the Modern Indian Art space from masterpieces by stalwarts such as V S Gaitonde, Tyeb Mehta, Akbar Padamsee, Manjit Bawa, Jogen Chowdhury, and Jagdish Swaminathan, to never before auctioned creations by K H Ara, M F Husain, Krishen Khanna, Bikash...Read More
Set to be held online on 30-31 March, the auction will have on offer a carefully curated set artworks making an appearance in the auction market for the very first time since they were acquired directly by their present owners from either the artists themselves, or from galleries.
Several artworks by Indian modernists, including VS Gaitonde and Tyeb Mehta will go under the hammer for the very first time at AstaGurus upcoming Modern Indian Art sale, the auction house announced.Read More
Left to right, clockwise: SH Raza's 'Prakriti', Akbar Padamsee's 'Untitled (Portrait Of A Woman)', MF Husain's 'Blue Ganges', VS Gaitonde's Untitled portrait and MF Husain Untitled painting. (Image: www.astaguru.com)
The catalogue offers a unique opportunity for serious collectors to acquire works making an appearance in the auction market for the very first time since they were acquired directly by their present owners from either the art...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
The art boom is no passing phase. You can churn out record-breaking returns by investing in that prized collection. This is an asset for the long term.
Given the current exposure that Indian art is receiving, the projected turnover of the market will hold its ground, and further expand over the next decade. The auction market has generated an estimated turnover of Rs 715 crore in 2020 as against Rs 710 crore in 2019.
It is safe to expect an increment in pr...Read More
Industry leaders from across sectors talk about what their learnings - professional and personal - have been through the Covid-19 pandemic
‘The Lockdown Validated Our Focus On Digital’
Tushar Sethi, CEO, AstaGuru
One of my biggest learnings from the lockdowns is the indispensable spirit of teamwork for any organisation. The essence of working together as a team during a crisis inspires and motivates all to overcome new challenges. Anot...Read More
Modern Indian painter Amrita Sher-Gil’s rare portrait of her husband Victor Egan fetched a whopping price of Rs 10.86 crore at AstaGuru’s recent ‘Modern Indian Art’ online sale, the auction house said in a statement.
Having witnessed “impressive bidding”, the artwork was eventually purchased by renowned art collector Manoj Israni. It was the highest price achieved in the sale.
According to AstaGuru, the portrait showcasing Egan, a Hungari...Read More
A sumptuous new auction of modern Indian art by AstaGuru is coming up this weekend. The auction house says it has curate the catalogue to include iconic Indian artworks of historical importance as well. Among these is an extremely rare Amrita Sher-Gil, the ‘Portrait of Victor Egan’, 1939, which is making its first-ever auction appearance. The artwork is significant as it ’s a portrait of the legendary artist’s husband painted by her and gifted by her to his family w...Read More
The online auction of AstaGuru features rare masterpieces of modern Indian art
AstaGuru will showcase a comprehensive collection of masterpieces and rare works in its forthcoming Modern Indian Art Auction. The auction catalogue has been carefully curated and includes iconic artworks of historical importance and those that shine a spotlight on the pioneers of Indian modernism. It further presents an extraordinary opportunity to acquire several remarkable works from National Treas...Read More
Who wouldn't want to own a classic piece?
An employee wearing a mask while cleaning a vintage car ahead of an auction of Vintage & Classic cars organised by AstaGuru in association with Favre-Leuba, at High Street Phoenix Mall, in Mumbai.
Vintage cars displayed at High Street Phoenix in Mumbai ahead of an auction of Vintage & Classic cars organised by AstaGuru in association with Favre-Leuba, in Mumbai.
An employee w...Read More
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