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AstaGuru’s Collector’s Choice Auction Set To Dazzle With Rare Modern Art

AstaGuru’s upcoming modern Indian art ‘Collectors’ Choice’ auction presents a remarkable opportunity for art enthusiasts to acquire masterpieces and rare compositions. Scheduled for March 20-21, 2024, the auction is anticipated to draw significant interest due to its extensive and diverse selection.

Featuring over 140 works, the collection spans various periods of modern Indian art, showcasing rare creations in a range of mediums and styles. A number of lots will be offered without a reserve price, with bidding starting at INR 20,000.

Sneha Gautam, vice president of client relations at AstaGuru auction house, commented on the upcoming auction, stating, “Our Collectors Choice format aims to showcase a large bouquet of rare and important artworks. The curation is done with a deep understanding of artistic nuances, and each edition features a substantial selection. Crafting a noteworthy collection demands years of dedication, a discerning eye, and a thirst for exploration and understanding of an artist’s journey and body of work. Enthusiastic collectors seek pieces that resonate with them while acknowledging the artist’s skill and recognizing significant milestones in their oeuvre. The fundamental goal is to offer collectors a diverse array of choices to enrich their collections and take them on a journey through the evolution of an artist’s oeuvre by offering pieces that resonate deeply and validate the artist’s mastery.”

Highlighted on the cover of the auction catalog is a work by artist Laxman Shreshtha, known for his meditative and intriguing abstract creations. This oil on canvas piece is expected to be acquired at INR 15,00,000 – 20,00,000.

The auction will also feature several works by artist H A Gade, including a beautiful oil on canvas piece titled “Farms and Roads,” executed in 1978, estimated to sell at INR 30,00,000 – 40,00,000.

Additionally, an abstract creation from a later period of his career is expected to be acquired at the same price range. A watercolor painting from the early phase of the artist’s career, titled “Clock Tower” is estimated to be acquired at INR 4,00,000 – 6,00,000.

Another notable watercolor work in the auction is lot no 37 by M F Husain, executed circa 1960, estimated to sell at INR 30,00,000 – 40,00,000.

Lot no 60 is a striking example of Paramjit Singh’s exploration of color fields, a large-scale untitled triptych spanning ten feet, executed in 2002 with oil on canvas, expected to be acquired at INR 30,00,000 – 40,00,000.

An impressive large-scale work offered is a vibrant rendition of the holy city of Benares by artist Manu Parekh, titled “Temple Festival at Moonlight in Kashi,” executed in 2014, expected to sell at INR 30,00,000 – 40,00,000.

The auction will also present works from three different periods of S H Raza’s oeuvre. Lot no 98, a work from the 1970s executed with acrylic on tin in 1977, is expected to be acquired at INR 30,00,000 – 40,00,000. Lot no 148, titled “Bindu Panchatatawa,” executed in 1992, is offered with an estimate of INR 10,00,000 – 15,00,000. Lot no 56, titled “Rajasthan” and executed by Raza in 2012, is estimated to sell at INR 20,00,000 – 30,00,000.

An important highlight of the auction is lot no 149, an exquisite signature style work by artist Thota Vaikuntam. Executed in 2016, this work is expected to sell at INR 40,00,000 – 60,00,000.

The auction will feature works from several other luminaries of modern Indian art, including Jamini Roy, Rabindranath Tagore, Sailoz Mookerjea, F N Souza, Sakti Burman, Bikash Bhattacharjee, Ganesh Pyne, Krishen Khanna, Jogen Chowdhury, K. Laxma Goud, K.G. Subramanyan, Manu Parekh, Himmat Shah, A A Almelkar, K S Kulkarni, Avinash Chandra, Ramgopal Vijayvargiya, A A Raiba, K K Hebbar, Ram Kumar, Anjolie Ela Menon, Paresh Maity, K M Adimoolam, Arpana Caur, Manjit Bawa, and several other eminent artists.

About AstaGuru:
AstaGuru has been at the forefront of bridging the gap between art aficionados and rare collectibles since its inception in 2008. Specializing in a wide array of categories from art to vintage cars, AstaGuru provides a seamless online auction experience, allowing enthusiasts to bid from anywhere in the world.

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