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Works of MF Husain, FN Souza to go under hammer for first time at AstaGuru auctions
By The Indian Express
Apr 27, 2022
The 'Masters Legacy' modern Indian art auction is a 1957 masterpiece by artist FN Souza, 'Girl in a Yellow Sweater'. Appearing in an auction for the first time, the painting was originally in the collection of Harold Kovner, a very important and extremely supportive patron to the artist.
Several artworks by Indian modernists, including MF Husain, FN Souza and Krishen Khanna, will go under the hammer for the very first time at AstaGuru’s two upcoming auctions, the auction house announced.
Set to be held online, the two auctions — ‘Masters Legacy’ on April 29-30 and ‘Collectors Choice’ on May 2-3 — will showcase a collection of 200 rare and unseen avant-garde works of modern Indian art.
The offered artworks come from the oeuvre of some of the finest Indian modernists spanning different eras and generations such as Rabindranath Tagore, Antonio Xavier Trindade, Nandalal Bose, Gaganendranath Tagore, Nicholas Roerich, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil, SH Raza, Jehangir Sabavala, VS Gaitonde and A Ramachandran, among others.
“The ‘Masters Legacy’ auction catalogue has been finely curated with works spanning across different periods in modern Indian art. From old masters like Antonio Xavier Trindade and Hemendranath Mazumdar to the eminent modernists from the post-independence generations like FN Souza and KK Hebbar, the collection sheds a light on the evolution of modern Indian art,” said Sneha Gautam, vice-president (client relations) at AstaGuru auction house.