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Gaitonde, Tyeb Mehta, other modern masters return with AstaGuru's auction
By Business Standard
Mar 30, 2021
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 crore and Rs 12 crore-15 crore, whereas Mehtas painting is pegged at Rs 12 crore-16 crore.
Gaitondes paintings one reflecting earthy tones with bright specks of orange, and the other an interplay of black forms against a grey background are framed horizontally. The works are from a highly productive and experimental phase in the celebrated modernists career during which his style veered completely towards abstraction.
His paintings from the 1970s embody principal technical methodologies as well as ideologies of Zen Buddhism that he had adopted as an artist over the last decade.