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Second edition of ‘Present Future’ contemporary art auction
By The Statesman
Feb 05, 2022
A distinctive work by artist Rashid Rana, lot no. 88, a polyptych titled ‘Copyright Violation Of A Stock-Photo’, will be offered at the auction with an estimated value of Rs 25,00,000 — 30,00,000.
On February 10-11, 2022, AstaGuru will hold its second edition of the ‘Present Future’ contemporary art auction. The upcoming auction will be one of the largest contemporary art auctions ever held in India, with an eclectic selection of artworks from 83 leading contemporary artists. The auction has been expertly curated to reflect current art trends and provide insight into the future of contemporary art.
Paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations and vibrant examples of mixed media art by several leading artists, including Bharti Kher, Atul Dodiya, Anju Dodiya, Jitish Kallat, Sudhir Patwardhan, Sudarshan Shetty, L N Tallur, Thukral & Tagra, Raqib Shaw, Shahabuddin Ahmed, and others, are among the 115 works on display. Several of the artworks up for auction will be offered without a reserve.
“The market for contemporary Indian art is constantly expanding as artists’ practises in the contemporary sphere evolve with the use of various unique mediums, textures, and styles.” “This unprecedented level of creativity and experimentation has piqued the interest of collectors looking to acquire visually appealing innovative works that push the boundaries of current artistic practises. AstaGuru strives to provide what collectors want, so we curated the second edition of ‘Present Future’ contemporary art auction with yet another unique collection of works by leading contemporary artists,” says Ankita Talreja, Contemporary Indian Art — Senior Specialist, AstaGuru, Auction House.