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Important masterpieces by Tyeb Mehta to lead AstaGuru's upcoming Modern Indian Art Auction
Dec 21, 2021
Lot no. 35 titled ‘Diagonal’ is a large-scale work almost reaching 6 feet. The work is a part of Tyeb Mehta’s famous ‘Diagonal’ series which is considered to be a defining moment in the artist’s practice. Considering, prior to the ‘Diagonal’ series, Mehta was dedicated to painting expressionist works. With the Diagonal series, the artist embarked on a new method of painting with a flatter perspective. This shift in style enabled him to accentuate the definition of the image and Tyeb Mehta finally arrived at his signature style. The uniqueness of the lot is also attributed to the fact that Mehta was an extremely self critical artist who did not work on a series for a very long time. Therefore, this lot presents a rare opportunity to acquire a painting from a very significant phase of the artist’s career. The work is estimated at INR 12,00,00,000 – 14,00,00,000.
MUMBAI.- AstaGuru to host its upcoming Modern Indian Art auction on December 27-28, 2021, featuring artworks by the avant-garde of the Modern Indian Art world such as Tyeb Mehta, M F Husain, F N Souza, Jehangir Sabavala, S H Raza, Ganesh Pyne, Ram Kumar, Jogen Chowdhury, Bikash Bhattacharjee and Prabhakar Barwe amongst the others.
On the upcoming Modern India Art Auction, Ms. Sunny Chandiramani, Vice-President, AstaGuru, states that, “We are excited to host our December Modern Indian Art Auction. The Indian auction market has witnessed tremendous growth in the past year hence our catalogue has been carefully curated in tandem with our collectors’ sentiment to acquire distinctive and rare artworks to enhance their art collection. It gives us immense delight presenting to our collectors such rare and unique works by notable artists including Tyeb Mehta, Rameshwar Broota, Ganesh Pyne, M F Husain, M V Dhurandhar, NS Bendre, F N Souza. The highlight of our auction amongst other artworks are the two Tyeb Mehta- lot no. 14 and lot no. 35 that are appearing for the first time in an auction.”