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MUMBAI.- AstaGuru reaches an international milestone with its upcoming International Iconic auction set to showcase a medley of works by revered and iconic global artists. The stunning lineup of the auction scheduled on November 28-29, 2022, represents some of the most important moments in modern art history. The highlight of the auction is a beautiful painting by French Impressionist master Pierre Auguste- Renoir, who created an extraordinary artistic legacy with his fascinating canvases ...Read More
Detail from Damien Hirst's ‘Beautiful Hours Spin Painting’, acrylic on canvas. The artist has explored the theme of death throughout his practice, and this work is no different. Even though it features associated motifs such as the skull, there is a certain vibrance to this painting. It was unveiled as the cover for the album, ‘See the Light’ by the British band, The Hours
Marc Chagall's ‘Violoniste Au Village Enneige’, gouache, pastel...Read More
Spanish legend Salvador Dali’s surrealist vision stretched beyond his canvases and led him to venture into several unusual projects. The artist started working on a limited series of 78 custom decks of tarot cards known as ‘The Dali Universal Tarot’ during the early 1970s. The work was first commissioned to him by Hollywood producer Albert Broccoli and the tarot deck was meant to be used as a prop in the James Bond film Live and Let Die. However, the deal fell through, su...Read More
AstaGuru has focused largely on presenting works by eminent modern and contemporary Indian artists so far
The works of some of the most iconic artists who revolutionised modern art in the 20th century will adorn the first exclusive international auction of AstaGuru on Monday and Tuesday.
The highlight of the prized collection is a painting by French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, the Mumbai-based auction house said.
Titled “Baigneuse...Read More
The collection also includes works by leading contemporary artists such as Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Robert Indiana, and Marc Sijan.
The upcoming 'International Iconic' auction by Mumbai-based auction house AstaGuru will feature a medley of works by revered and iconic global artists. The auction lineup for November 28-29 represents some of the most pivotal moments in modern art history. All registered users, regardless of their geographical location, can bi...Read More
Picasso, Matisse, Renoir, Chagall, Warhol, Dali...works of iconic international artists go under the hammer this weekend at AstaGuru’s milestone auction
Salvador Dali’s Universal Tarot, the 78 custom decks of tarot cards that the legendary Surrealist created, has an absurd story to tell. It was Hollywood producer Albert Broccoli who first commissioned the artist to make the decks to be used as a prop for the 1973 James Bond film, Live and Let Die. Though the contract did n...Read More
AstaGuru Auction House reaches an international milestone with its upcoming International Iconic auction set to showcase a medley of works by revered and iconic global artists. The stunning lineup of the auction scheduled on November 28-29, 2022, represents some of the most important moments in modern art history. The highlight of the auction is a beautiful painting by French Impressionist master Pierre Auguste- Renoir, who created an extraordinary artistic legacy with his fascinating canv...Read More
Artworks by iconic global artists, including Pierre Auguste-Renoir, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Fernand Leger and Salvador Dali, will go under the hammer at India's "first exclusive international auction", starting November 28.
Organised by online auction house AstaGuru, the two-day auction, showcasing a medley of works by revered artists, will present experimentative artworks by leading contemporary artists as well, including the likes of Damien Hirst, Jeff Koon...Read More
The stunning line-up representing some of the most critical moments in modern art history is all set to go under the hammer at the end of this month
Henri Matisse, Pierre Auguste- Renoir, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali- some of the most important names in modern art history- are now going to become household names for some as their works are up for auction at the end of this month. Online-only Indian auction house AstaGuru is set to showcase a medley of pieces by these revered glo...Read More
AstaGuru was established in 2008 as India’s first online-only platform to conduct auctions for Indian, Contemporary and Modern Art. Over the years, it has extended its portfolio manifold and introduced several new categories such as jewellery and fine silver, timepieces, textiles, celebrity memorabilia and vintage cars. Over the past five years, its annual revenue has grown from Rs 95 crore to Rs 300 crore. AstaGuru hosted its 75th auction in July 2022, with its ‘Oppulent Colle...Read More
Indian auction house Astaguru’s second 2022 auction of timepieces flags off tomorrow. Called 'Jewellery, Silver and Exceptional Timepieces', the online auction is taking place over two days (Oct-20 & 21), and watch aficionados can place bids on a range of watches including a Patek Philippe Ref. 5055G (Lot 19), Rolex Datejust Wimbledon (Lot 26), Patek Philippe WorldTime Ref. 5130G (Lot 30), Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Dual Time (Lot 61), and more.
We anticipate th...Read More
Mumbai, India–based auction house AstaGuru will host a fine jewelry sale Oct. 20-21 that pays particular tribute to the influential art deco movement. From handmade bajubands circa the 1920s and 1930s to a Tutti Frutti–inspired Burmese ruby and diamond suite, the auction has 125 lots. AstaGuru’s jewelry expert, Jay Sagar, elaborates on some of the highlights here.
“These impressive handmade bajubands were made for a royal family and are pure art deco, dat...Read More
Mumbai-based auction house AstaGuru will present a collection of coveted jewellery, vintage silver, and extraordinary timepieces at its auction scheduled on 20th-21st October.
The catalogue brings together a broad range of sophisticated artisanal pieces with exceptional design and craftsmanship heritage from across the world. With several Art Deco pieces, the selection also shines a light on the legacy of the influential movement that brought a revolution in jewellery tast...Read More
October 16, 2022 (IANSlife) AstaGuru presents an exquisite collection of coveted jewellery, vintage silver, and extraordinary timepieces in its upcoming auction,‘Jewellery, Silver, and Exceptional Timepieces’. The meticulously curated catalogue brings together a broad range of sophisticated artisanal pieces that are a hallmark of the exceptional design and craftsmanship heritage from different parts of the world. With several Art Deco pieces, the selection also shines a limelig...Read More
AstaGuru presents an exquisite collection of coveted jewellery, vintage silver, and extraordinary timepieces in its upcoming auction. The meticulously curated catalogue brings together a broad range of sophisticated artisanal pieces that are a hallmark of the exceptional design and craftsmanship heritage from different parts of the world. With several Art Deco pieces, the selection also shines a limelight on the legacy of the influential movement that brought a revolution in jewellery tast...Read More
AstaGuru auction house's ‘Modern Treasures’ Auction, held on September 25-26, 2022, showcased a range of rare and unseen artworks by iconic figures of Modern Indian Art' ; Untitled - M V Dhurandhar, 1922 (Source: PR Handout)
Chronicling the vibrant legacy of Indian art, a finely curated selection of avant-garde works included those of M V Dhurandhar, Tyeb Mehta, M F Husain, F N Souza, K H Ara, Jehangir Sabavala, S H Raza, Ganesh Pyne, Ram Kumar, Jogen Chowdhu...Read More
KOLKATA: Works by artists Jogen Chowdhury, Somnath Hore, Paritosh Sen and Ganesh Haloi - appearing in an auction for the first time - were sold for more than their estimated prices at AstaGuru's online Modern Indian art auction.
In contrast, a masterpiece by distinguished artist Tyeb Mehta, which emerged as the highest value sale at the Modern Treasures auction, went under the hammer within its estimated price.
The Mehta work was sold at Rs 25,29,41,062. Its estim...Read More
KOLKATA: Works by Bengal artists Somnath Hore, are some of the major attractions of a forthcoming modern Indian art auction. These works are appearing in an auction for the first time. While Chowdhury’s largescale crosshatch work titled ‘Partition 1947’ is being offered at Rs 2 crore- Rs 2.5 crore, Hore’s untitled bronze sculpture will go under the hammer for an estimated price of Rs 25 lakh- Rs 30 lakh. Both Sen’s ‘On the way to the market’ and Ha...Read More
Astaguru’s September Sale of Modern Treasures has a fine suite of 48 works. Top of the lots on the cover is the mandarin of the metaphor Tyeb Mehta’s Diagonal of 1973.
In the present work, the focus is on the two human figures in the centre. While their individual bodies are disjointed, there is a link established between the two that transcends physical contact and communicates a certain tension indicative of the larger social context to which they belong. The detai...Read More
MUMBAI.- AstaGuru Auction House celebrates its 75th auction this August with an extraordinary vintage and antique “Opulent Collectibles” auction scheduled on July 30-31, 2022. Through the course of reaching this milestone, AstaGuru has consistently showcased some of the finest examples of art and craftsmanship in several categories. The third edition of the ‘Opulent Collectibles’ category since its inception in January 2021 is a fine example of AstaGuru’s cons...Read More
The business from these items has increased multi-fold since 2018 when the company first began experimenting with the categories, chief executive Tushar Sethi said
NEW DELHI : Online art auction house AstaGuru is betting on jewellery and watches for its next phase of growth, after the covid-19 pandemic spawned a number of new art collectors. The business from these items has increased multi-fold since 2018 when the company first began experimenting with the categories, chief exe...Read More
Pakshiraaj Ghoda by Gaganendranath Tagore, Circa 1920, Watercolour and brush and ink on handmade paper, 13.5 x 10.2 in.
In India also, equine and equestrian imagery galloped through the winds of change and was featured in creations by revered icons of Modern Indian Art. In a work titled ‘Pakshiraaj Ghoda,’ Gaganendranath Tagore invokes the purely equestrian image of a traveller on a horse. Created Circa 1920, this work belongs to a phase when the artist execute...Read More
The painting, titled ‘Figure’, was acquired for Rs 2.92 crore. Even though valued at a much less price than his previous works, including ‘Bull on Rickshaw’ (1999) that fetched Rs 41.07 crore at a separate auction, the 1962 painting is deemed important for coming from Mehta’s formative years
A lonely, isolated figure painted with a heavy impasto technique and a restricted colour palette by modernist artist Tyeb Mehta during his early days received t...Read More
Most of Rabindranath Tagore’s art works are preserved at national institutes. Bird, an undated painting in ink on brown paper, is from the private collection of another illustrious artist, the late Nandalal Bose.
An undated painting in ink on brown paper, by the late poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, went under the hammer at an online auction hosted by the auction house AstaGuru on Friday.
Tagore, a polymath who was also a philosopher, composer, write...Read More
NEW DELHI: Rare artworks by eminent Indian modernists, including S H Raza, Tyeb Mehta, MF Husain and Krishen Khanna, will go under the hammer at AstaGuru's upcoming Modern Indian Art 'Collectors Choice' auction, starting Thursday.
The two-day auction, showcasing a collection of 164 artworks, will present bidders with masterpieces of some of the finest Indian modernists such as Nicholas Roerich, Rabindranath Tagore, Amrita Sher-Gil, M V Dhurandhar, F N Souza, Jamini R...Read More
AstaGuru’s upcoming ‘Heirloom Jewellery, Silver, and Exceptional Timepieces’ auction will present a stellar collection of 132 lots and is scheduled to take place on May 30-31, 2022. The meticulously curated catalogue offers a comprehensive insight into the rich craftsmanship and design heritage of the Indian subcontinent and the western world. The jewellery section offers traditional Indian jewellery, western-style jewellery, and pieces executed with natural pearls, Burme...Read More
Indian modernists have been vanguards of shaping the narrative of Indian art in the modern world. Defining their individualistic artistic sensibilities during the tumultuous decades around India’s independence, these highly talented artists pursued relentless creativity. By constantly experimenting and evolving through different phases in their careers, they created landmark works that garnered critical acclaim and gave a new identity to Indian art. Here are some of these noteworthy ...Read More
PANAJI: A rare painting by Goan artist , ‘Girl in a Yellow Sweater’, was sold to a secret art collector for Rs 14.4 crore at an , while fellow Goan Antonio Xavier Trindade’s painting titled ‘La Source’ fetched Rs 73.2 lakh, setting a world record for the artist’s work.
The two art pieces went under the hammer at the AstaGuru Auction House, which conducted two auctions on April 29-30 and May 2-3, respectively. Souza’s masterpiece wa...Read More
Defined by class, chic, comfort and endorsed by top global icons including Daisy Fellowes, Coco Chanel, and Elsa Schiaparelli, Art Deco jewellery brought a momentous change and rewrote the history of fashion forever.
The term Art Deco was coined during the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris in 1925, which was largely devoted to the arts of jewellery.
This dramatic transformation was set in motion dur...Read More
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 auction...Read More
MUMBAI.- This April, AstaGuru celebrates the “Month of Masters” and embarks upon a journey that honours the makers and masters of Modern Indian Art. Their extraordinary artistic practices and ground-breaking methods created boundless possibilities for expression, exploration, and evolution of Indian art.
To celebrate the masters, AstaGuru presents a month-long digital campaign that aims to create greater awareness and appreciation for Modern Indian Art. Through...Read More
The depiction of women has been essential imagery in the course of Indian art since the ancient era. Associated with fertility, abundance, and prosperity, women were often portrayed in absolute perfection with their ideal physical forms, beautiful faces, as well as the environments they were placed in. This also meant that often the realities and complexities in the lives of women eluded the canvases.
This changed with the arrival of Amrita Sher-Gil, literally and metaphorically...Read More
From the Female Gaze: Nude works by Indian Women Artist. We get Ms. Sunny Chandiramani, Vice President Client Relations, AstaGuru Auction House, to pen her thoughts on the topic.
The study of the nude form has been central to aesthetics in all eras and cultures of the world. In the western world, whether it is the ancient Roman Greco art and architecture or the Renaissance art from the medieval period, the depiction of nude figures has been common.
Antiques are undoubtedly objects worthy of aesthetic appreciation which are associated with historical significance and properties. The labeling of an item as an antique presumes it has value which is evident in the workmanship and rarity, boasting of regality and opulence. Knowing the remarkable history and intricate craft behind a particular piece remains a fascinating and unfaltering discovery that also comes with a responsibility of lineage. Antiques and collectibles are generally rare...Read More
Paving the path for female artists in modern Indian art, Hungarian-Indian painter Amrita Sher-Gil was considered one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century. Following her pioneering works, the post-independence era in India saw the rise of several women artists who made a mark in the trajectory of Indian art. “With their powerful works, they have also redefined, reimagined, and challenged several ideas and notions in the complex web societal issues includ...Read More
SH Raza’s career witnessed several phases of artistic progression. “This versatility,” says Sneha Gautam, VP of AstaGuru Auction House, “makes it an exciting process to curate his works. We try our best to source important pieces that encompass and represent the epoch of his various phases.” Here are five important works to celebrate his legacy.
Untitled (Street Scene), 1947: Raza started his career with idyllic landscapes deftly executed in water c...Read More
New Delhi, Feb 16 (PTI) Online auction house AstaGuru's recent 'Present Future' contemporary art sale witnessed active response from connoisseurs and collectors, fetching a total of Rs 12.13 crore.
The auction, touted to be one of the largest collections of contemporary art in India, featured a total of 115 works by distinguished contemporary Indian artists including Bharti Kher, Atul Dodiya, Anju Dodiya, Jitish Kallat, Sudhir Patwardhan, Thukral & Tagra, Sudarshan ...Read More
NEW DELHI: Auction house AstaGuru concluded its ‘Present Future’ online contemporary art auction this week, achieving total sales worth ?12.13 crore. The auction featured a works by contemporary Indian artists Bharti Kher, Atul Dodiya, Anju Dodiya, Jitish Kallat, Sudhir Patwardhan, Sudarshan Shetty, L N Tallur, Thukral & Tagra, Raqib Shaw, among others. About 115 works on India by 83 artists went under the hammer.
Ankita Talreja, contemporary Indian art - senior ...Read More
The second edition of the ‘Present Future’ Contemporary Art Auction by AstaGuru comprises 115 artworks that include paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, as well as some 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 and Tagra, Raqib Shaw, Shahabuddin Ahmed, and others. Several artworks appearing in the auction will be offered withou...Read More
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 le...Read More
The second edition of Asta Guru’s ‘Present Future’ series will feature 115 artworks of 83 artists, including the likes of Bharti Kher, Atul Dodiya, Anju Dodiya, Jitish Kallat, Sudhir Patwardhan, Sudarshan Shetty, the online auction house has announced.
The auction, to be conducted on Feb 10 and 11, will showcase artworks including paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, as well as some vibrant examples of mixed media art by several leading artists...Read More
Honouring the facets of global history and heritage, the Indian online auction house AstaGuru commences its 2022 calendar with the second edition of Opulent Collectibles, an online auction from 27th January to 28th January.
The real-time online bidding exhibits over 150 lots of exquisite antique furniture and decor pieces dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries.
The auction catalogue has been meticulously curated to unveil timeless items that exhibit th...Read More
MUMBAI.- AstaGuru celebrates a melange of global craftsmanship with its second edition of the ‘Opulent Collectibles’ auction showcasing rare antiques to accentuate and amplify a space with timeless elegance.
Featuring over 150 lots, the catalogue for the upcoming auction has been finely curated to bring together an exquisite assortment of decorative collectibles from 19th and 20th century India, China, Japan, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. An ode to the...Read More
Mumbai-based auction house AstaGuru is all set for the second edition of its ‘Opulent Collectibles’ which will take place on their online platform from January 27-28.
‘Opulent Collectibles’ is a display of craftsmanship from all across the world; putting history, heritage and elegance together. The collection includes rare antiques and collectibles from the 19th and 20th centuries, procured from regions including India, China, Japan, France, Italy and the...Read More
"A sensitive artist, Tyeb Mehta (1925-2009) was deeply affected by the plight of people on the social periphery. Through anguished human figures as well as motifs like trussed bulls, falling birds and demons, his intense paintings convey the trauma and violence that he saw around him in the society of his day," says Sunny Chandiramani, vice-president, AstaGuru whose upcoming Modern Indian Art auction will feature two rare Tyebs belonging to distinctive yet seminal phases of his c...Read More
AstaGuru will 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.
5 masterpieces stand out in this melange of must haves for art collectors.
Tyeb Mehta-Diagonal and Figure with bird
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 accent...Read More
NEW DELHI: Two masterpieces by Indian modernist Tyeb Mehta will make their debut at Astaguru's upcoming Modern Indian Art sale. The auction, set to be held on December 27-28, will also feature artworks by avant-garde Indian painters including the likes of MF Husain, FN Souza and Krishen Khanna, the online auction house announced.
"It gives us immense delight presenting to our collectors such rare and unique works by notable artists including Tyeb Mehta, Rameshwar Broota, Ganesh Pyn...Read More
People have undergone huge shifts in all aspects of their lives over the past two years. The world and its economy are still reeling in the after-effects of the pandemic. The auction market, however, has valiantly stood its ground and continued to stride forward in the current year.
"The key support levels from the wider community of collectors have been critically important in helping the market endure a less severe contraction. The number of collectors has risen sig...Read More
As artists embarked on journeys to explore the country, they were inspired to capture the landscapes, sceneries and culture of people on canvas
The discourse of modern art in India is replete with stories of artists as they ventured to explore the length and breadth of India. As they embarked on these journeys, the artists were not only inspired to paint the beautiful landscapes that they witnessed but also captured the lives of different people and cultures on their canva...Read More
Several artists of India are credited with bringing great recognition to Indian art on a world platform. These artists also travelled and lived on foreign soil which culminated in some important phases. These journeys gave them an opportunity to get acquainted with western modernism, which eventually led to an evolution in their own artistic vocabulary and styles.
Founder of the Progressive Artists Group, FN Souza is one of the Indian modernists who made a remarkable impac...Read More
MUMBAI.- AstaGuru’s Modern Indian Art: Collectors Choice Auction concluded last evening and achieved an impressive result. The auction generated a total sales value of INR 28,99,87,021 (USD 4,027,510). With an extensive collection of 160 artworks by celebrated artists spanning the gamut of Indian Modernism, the online auction witnessed an overwhelming response from collectors and art enthusiasts alike. A substantial number of lots witnessed enthused bidding.
KOLKATA: AstaGuru’s online auction on November 20 and 21 will present masterpieces and rare compositions by the legends like Jamini Roy, MF Husain and Jogen Chowdhury in which they took a detour from the form of paintings they are famous for. There will be seven more such works by artists such as KG Subramanyan and SH Raza.
The exhibits will include a western-style painting of Jamini Roy which he later rejected to find a more Indian form of expression. The landscape ...Read More
ENGALURU: While works by the members of the Progressive Artists Group remain highly sought-after, collectors are also looking to diversify their collections with significant works by other celebrated names across the spectrum of Modern Indian art. Auction platform AstaGuru’s upcoming catalogue will present bidders a chance to acquire masterpieces and rare compositions. The auction will include a broad range of 160 lots by eminent names in the modern Indian landscape such as Amrita Sh...Read More
Attention art lovers! Here’s your chance to get your hands on some rare gems by celebrated modernists. Mark your calendars for 20th and 21st November 2021, and be ready for AstaGuru’s ‘Modern Indian Art: Collectors Choice’ online auction.
Featuring a broad range of 160 exceptional artworks by eminent names in the modern Indian landscape such as MF Husain, Amrita Sher-Gil, FN Souza, Ram Kumar, VS Gaitonde, SH Raza, Krishen Khanna, Sakti Burman, KG Su...Read More
M F Husain's painting titled 'Family', estimated at Rs 80 lakhs-Rs 1 crore, is among the 160 rare and iconic artworks by 75 leading modern Indian artists that will be up for grabs at the online sale on November 20-21.
A larger-than-life portrait of a family by renowned artist M F Husain will go under the hammer at AstaGuru’s upcoming “Modern Indian Art- ‘Collectors Choice’” online auction.
Titled, “Family”, the acrylic on canvas work is an extremely rare pie...Read More
The ring is set with a Fancy Vivid Orange Yellow diamond weighing 3.11 carats and a surround of white marquise and round diamonds. (Estimate: Rs.77 lakh – Rs.90 lakh).
Engagement rings set with fancy-coloured diamonds are the flavour of the season. A few statement rings are going under the hammer at AstaGuru’s ongoing Heirloom Jewellery, Silver, and Timepieces Online Auction on 26-27 October 2021.
If you are looking for an off-beat, rare engage...Read More
CHENNAI: In its auction titled ‘Heirloom Jewellery, Silver & Timepieces,' AstaGuru auction house is showcasing a collection of classic vintage Indian. jewellery, Art Deco pieces, hallmark silver collectables, as well as timepieces from top watch brands in the world. With a total of 133 lots on offer for bidders, the auction will take place from October 26 to 27.
The jewellery section of the auction will present an assortment of 50 pieces highlighting both tra...Read More
The preview of AstaGuru’s Heirloom Jewellery, Silver, and Timepieces Online Auction was akin to entering a candy-coloured world of gemstones.
Showcasing an extensive collection of 133 lots, in which there are 50 jewellery lots, the auction has vintage jewellery and old-mine gemstones, rare hallmark collectibles from iconic silver manufacturers from the 19th and 20th century.
The exquisite pieces in the jewellery section flaunt natural Basra pearls, f...Read More
The jewellery section will have 50 pieces highlighting both traditional Indian and western jewellery aesthetics and gemstones such as natural pearls, coloured diamonds, Burmese rubies, Zambian emeralds, as well as rarely found old-mine Colombian fluted emerald beads.
New Delhi: Indian auction house AstaGuru has announced that it will begin the auction of its heirloom jewellery, silver, and timepieces on 26-27 October, featuring 133 lots.
The auction will s...Read More
It takes more than a money briefcase and having the fastest finger first. We asked an expert how to prepare for bidding at online watch auctions.
These novelties are manufactured at the highest degree of jewellery and mechanical craftsmanship. Surviving decades, they offer not only monetary value but also a heritage and story. Hence, bringing a sentimental value with them. These pieces and the process of collecting them certainly has a charm of their own. However, on the f...Read More
Astaguru is all set for an October online auction of rare and limited edition watches by Audemars Piguet in collaboration with Michael Schumacher and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
AstaGuru presents its latest edition of Heirloom Jewellery, Silver, and Timepieces Online Auction to be held on October 26 and 27. The online auction will offer limited edition watches by Audemars Piguet in collaboration with German former racing driver Michael Schumacher and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger...Read More
A lot of people – even seasoned collectors – can find themselves confused when trying to distinguish between authentic and counterfeit watches. In this guide, you’ll learn about buying authentic luxury watches and how they can help you be a more educated collector and shopper.
An authentic watch is undisputed in origin, and not a replica or copy. This means that in order for something to be authentic, it has to be 100% backed by something not just real. Every brand has a unique sig...Read More
India's largest contemporary art auction titled 'Present Future' will feature 120 works by 87 leading contemporary artists. Scheduled to take place on September 28-29, 2021, the AstaGuru auction includes impressive works by artists such Bharti Kher, Atul Dodiya, Thukral & Tagra, Anju Dodiya, Jitish Kallat, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Ravinder Reddy, L N Tallur, Rana Begum, Shahabuddin Ahmed, and many more. <
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Online auction house Astaguru’s recent Modern Indian art sale achieved a white glove result (a sale where all lots are sold), with all 50 lots selling for a total sales value of Rs 42.69 crore.
The top highlight of the auction was M F Husain’s 1972 anti-war painting.
An iconic work of art, Husain painted it as a response to the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, which resulted in the India – Pakistan conflict.
The painting that was offered at auction for the fir...Read More
Kolkata: After achieving a “white glove” success in the latest modern Indian art sale, online auction house AstaGuru is getting ready with its contemporary art auction next week featuring 120 works of 87 artists including the likes of Atul Dodiya, Schandra Singh, Surendran Nair and Shahabuddin Ahmed.
The auction titled, ‘Present Future’ will be conducted on September 28 and 29.
A white glove result is where all lots exhibited are so...Read More
New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) Artworks by leading Indian contemporary artists including Ravinder Reddy, Bharti Kher and Mrinalini Mukherjee will go under the hammer at what is believed to be “India’s largest contemporary Indian art auction”, a statement from AstaGuru said on Tuesday.
The sale titled “Present Future” by online auction house AstaGuru will feature 120 works of art by 85 Indian artists. It is scheduled to be held on September 28-29.Read More
As a fourth-generation jeweller, Jay Sagar’s introduction to the world of gemstones was almost like his first lesson in life. From a young age of four, his holidays were spent amongst precious gemstones, heirloom jewellery, and rare watches that inculcated in him a greater appreciation for the craft.
A rich family history of jewellers also entailed that Jay Sagar started his apprentice straight from college with visits to the family ateliers and stores daily and taki...Read More
The latest edition of AstaGuru’s Modern Indian Art Online Auction concluded on 9 September with a sales value of Rs 42,69,72,421 crore ($5,930,146).
The auction achieved a ‘White Glove Sale’ with 100% lots sold along with four world records for artists Meera Mukherjee, Laxma Goud, Laxman Shreshtha, and Badri Narayan.
Speaking about the results, Sneha Gautam, Vice President-Client Relations, AstaGuru, said, “The sale featured several milestone works by eminent artists and...Read More
Between 8-9 September, online auction house AstaGuru will be holding a Modern Indian Art Online Auction showcasing the work of some of India’s best-known masters. The lots featuring M F Husain, S H Raza, Krishen Khanna, Bhupen Khakhar, F N Souza, Anjolie Ela Menon, K K Hebbar, Ganesh Pyne and Jamini Roy, among others, has been sourced from collections both in India and abroad.
“This catalogue has been painstakingly crafted for the collectors looking to add unique works to their...Read More
4 Pyne’s pastel
Ganesh Pyne and his pastel and crayon works have given the art world a series of dulcet compositions that we can spend hours contemplating. One such work from 1997 is The Flower which goes on sale at Astaguru.
Amid the series of frenzied crosshatches culminating in his lady with the flower, we can spot a lady sitting on a sofa, bejeweled and serene, surrounded by a haze of colour, of inanimate objects, while the lady’s face pres...Read More
MUMBAI.- This September, AstaGuru will present an impressive selection of iconic masterpieces by some of India’s most distinguished artists in its upcoming Modern Indian Art Online Auction. The online auction will be held on 8 – 9 September 2021 and will feature 50 lots including works by modern masters such as M F Husain, S H Raza, Krishen Khanna, Bhupen Khakhar, F N Souza, Anjolie Ela Menon, K K Hebbar, Ganesh Pyne, Jamini Roy, and many more. This well-curated collection incl...Read More
The art you choose to put on your wall will always be more than a decor piece. Artworks not only aesthetically transform space but also breathe your personality and taste into your living spaces. And if you are looking to add a layer of culture, history, heritage, and prestige, there’s no better option than having the works of Indian Modern Masters adorn your house.
Indian Modern paintings and sculptures are great options for collecting valuable and stirring art for ...Read More
July 1, 2021 (IANS life A recent auction has set two world records for two artists born in the 1910s -- H A Gade and Paritosh Sen -- with the highest price ever recorded for their works at auction.
The AstaGuru auction titled ' Collectors Choice: Modern Indian Art' has set thes e world records, being interpreted as a "fitting tribute" to the artists' legacy.
While Dhaka-born Sen (1918-2008) was a founder member of the Calcutta Group, ...Read More
The works of some of India's greatest ever modernist painters went under the hammer recently, amassing sales worth almost '28 crore. But there are two pieces that stood out, since they fetched record prices for the painters concerned. And untitled work (in pic) by HA Gade, who was one of the founding members of the Progressive Artists' Group and painted scenes from Mumbai during his lifetime, fetched '49 lakh, while the late Paritosh Sen, a founder-member of the Calcutta Gr...Read More
SECTIONS FN Souza's 'Fan Dancer' painting fetches Rs 1.19 cr at online auction By ET Bureau Synopsis
Art by HA Gade and Paritosh Sen fetched the highest price ever for their works.
KOLKATA: A painting by FN Souza fetched a whopping Rs 1.19 crore ($167,750) at the AstaGuru 's auction held last week while artworks by HA Gade and Paritosh Sen fetched the highest price ever for their works.
Souza's, one of India's most distinguished mode...Read More
Over 50% of the lots are making their auction debut with this online auction featuring 120 works spanning the spectrum of modern Indian art.
AstaGuru, India’s premium online auction house, will present Collectors Choice: Modern Indian Art on 25 – 26 June, which will showcase a well curated line-up of works by Modern Indian masters. Out of the 120 lots, all of which will be offered without a Reserve Price, more than 50% of the lots will be appearing in an auctio...Read More
The auction — to be held on 25-26 June — will also include rare works by the greats from the Bengal School of Art including Jamini Roy, Gaganendranath Tagore, along with works by distinguished artists such as Ganesh Pyne, Amrita Sher- Gil, KG Subramanyan, Akbar Padamsee, and Lalu Prasad Shaw, many of them appearing in an auction for the first time.
AstaGuru's upcoming online sale on June 25-26 will auction canvas work by Prabhakar Barwe, two works by M F Husain and by other modern Indian artists including Ram Kumar and F N Souza
Rare works by leading Indian modernists including M F Husain, Ram Kumar, and F N Souza will go under the hammer at AstaGuru's upcoming online sale on June 25-26, the auction house said in a statement.
Over 50 per cent of the 120 works that will be part of the “C...Read More
According to AstaGuru, modern Indian art remains the proverbial jewel in the crown for art collectors with consistent demand for works by masters. The artworks curated in this auction take one through the realms of each of the masters' individual artistic journeys.
Rare works by leading Indian modernists including M F Husain, Ram Kumar, and F N Souza will go under the hammer at AstaGuru’s upcoming online sale on June 25-26, the auction house said in a statement.<...Read More
Indian art, as ancient as civilisation, has undergone several transformations influenced by cultural diversity and exceptional artistic styles. Famous for richness in traditional artworks, like Mughal paintings, sculptures, India’s dynamic artistic legacy goes on with its enchanting contemporary paintings.
Given the current exposure that Indian art is receiving for its distinguished designs, the projected turnover of the market will hold its ground, and expand over t...Read More
AstaGuru has announced their annual heirloom jewellery, silver and timepieces auction which would be held on 20th and 21st of May, 2021. The auction would be featuring around 120 meticulously curated offerings of some of the finest heirloom and vintage jewellery, and silver that celebrates rich craftsmanship from Europe and the Indian sub-continent. Some rare and exquisite timepieces are also on the offing.
This online auction also includes 21 exquisite antique silver piec...Read More
Hyderabad: Auction house AstaGuru unveils its annual Heirloom jewellery, silver and timepieces in an online auction. The auction will be featuring a broad selection of 120 lots, which includes an offering of some of the finest heirloom and vintage jewellery, and silver that celebrates rich craftsmanship from Europe and the Indian sub-continent, and also some of the rarest and most exquisite timepieces globally.
The collection ranges from traditional Indian masterpieces to ...Read More
The jewellery segment ranges from intricate traditional Indian masterpieces to Art Deco jewellery from Europe, featuring high-grade diamonds, Basra pearls, Colombian and Zambian emeralds
If you’re a collector of heirloom jewellery and vintage timepieces, auction house AstaGuru’s upcoming two-day online auction is exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Log in, and take your pick from a broad selection of rich craftsmanship from Europe as well as the Indian subcon...Read More
Guide for young art collectors to collect art and build their collection basis their personality
Owning a work of art with unmatchable aesthetic value, that appreciates with time, is indeed a valued and treasured asset, and with the art market presenting an encouraging prospect, this is the ideal entry point for young enthusiasts to invest in Indian art. However, apart from its investment proposition, another important attribute of art is its ability to trigger a quiet introspec...Read More
It is imperative to study the artist’s practice and build a symbiotic relationship with the creation, says the spokesperson of a homegrown auction house
April 15, 2021 (IANSlife) Given the current exposure Indian art is receiving, the projected turnover for the market will hold its ground, and further expand over the next decade. Analyzing, researching, and thereafter including Indian art properties, during the asset planning and strategy phase should not be undermined, sa...Read More
The positive impact of soothing artwork on one’s life is invaluable as we discover this World Art Day on April 15
Recollect the times you have visited a museum, or taken painting or pottery lessons. How did you feel? Rejuvenated? Relaxed? Happy? Or all three?
Art in all its forms — whether you are creating it or simply observing it — can trigger the release of dopamine (the feel-good hormone) in your frontal cortex and bring sensations akin to ...Read More
Jewellery consigned at auctions is appraised and carefully selected by experts and one knows that the jewellery is genuine.
From choosing a well-informed source to checking the certification and time period, these tips go a long way in adding a prized possession to your collection
The jewellery auction market in India is maturing, and all the credit goes to the enthusiasts, who are following the happenings at auctions and are also bettering their knowledge about...Read More
AstaGuru is proud to unveil the catalogue for its annual Heirloom Jewellery, Silver & Timepieces online auction which will be held on 20 - 21 May 2021. The online auction features a broad selection of 120 lots, including a meticulously curated offering of some of the finest heirloom & vintage jewellery, and silver that celebrate rich craftsmanship and design traditions from Europe and the Indian sub-continent. Every piece in the auction has been selected on account of its uniquenes...Read More
Mumbai-based auction house AstaGuru will conduct Heirloom Jewellery, Silver & Timepieces' online auction on May 20 and 21, 2021.The auction will feature 120 lots that include fine heirloom and vintage jewelry, silver articles and watches.
These pieces are fine examples of rich craftsmanship and design traditions from Europe and the Indian subcontinent. The collection includes traditional Indian masterpieces to Art-Deco period jewellery of high-grade diamonds, Basra...Read More
VS Gaitonde was the star of AstaGuru’s recently concluded Modern Indian Art online auction, with his Untitled masterpiece from 1971 commanding the highest price at approximately Rs 14.13 crore. Overall, the auction registered an impressive Rs 70.68 crore in sales, with 100 per cent lots sold.
The auction catalogue featured 30 artworks by leading modernists including Tyeb Mehta, with most pieces being auctioned for the first time. “The results show an ever-growi...Read More
Online auction house Astaguru's recent Modern Indian art sale achieved a white glove result, with all 30 lots selling for a total sales value of 70.68 crore.
Online auction house Astaguru's recent Modern Indian art sale achieved a white glove result (a sale where all lots are sold), with all 30 lots selling for a total sales value of 70.68 crore.
The highest fetcher at the auction that had on offer an impressive compendium of 30 eminent artworks by...Read More
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...Read More
With a fresh market precedent, which includes back-to-back record sales, the art market in India is vibrant and yet grounded with precise and calculated sanguine projections. One could consider last year's record sale for what was then the most expensive modern Indian art painting as a validating point. To make matters even merrier, a recently-concluded auction in March 2021 broke the record set last year.
VS Gaitonde continues to rule the roster, considering that it was his...Read More
To trace the first popular representation of the "wet sari" in Indian art, one need look no further than Hemendranath Mazumdar.
A hundred years ago, the Bengali artist painted Palli Pran (Soul of the Village) where his female subject is shown emerging from a dip in the village pond. Her back portrait is sensuously swathed in a dripping wet sari, covering her bare flesh in translucent folds from the head which is staring down in thought. This award-winning painting woul...Read More
MUMBAI.- AstaGuru will present its Modern Indian Art online auction on 30 – 31 March 2021 including some of the finest selection of artworks by leading modernists. The auction catalogue features a carefully curated set of 30 eminent works in the Modern Indian Art space from masterpieces by stalwarts such as V S Gaitonde, Tyeb Mehta, Akbar Padamsee, Manjit Bawa, Jogen Chowdhury, and Jagdish Swaminathan, to never before auctioned creations by K H Ara, M F Husain, Krishen Khanna, Bikash...Read More
Set to be held online on 30-31 March, the auction will have on offer a carefully curated set artworks making an appearance in the auction market for the very first time since they were acquired directly by their present owners from either the artists themselves, or from galleries.
Several artworks by Indian modernists, including VS Gaitonde and Tyeb Mehta will go under the hammer for the very first time at AstaGurus upcoming Modern Indian Art sale, the auction house announced.Read More
Left to right, clockwise: SH Raza's 'Prakriti', Akbar Padamsee's 'Untitled (Portrait Of A Woman)', MF Husain's 'Blue Ganges', VS Gaitonde's Untitled portrait and MF Husain Untitled painting. (Image: www.astaguru.com)
The catalogue offers a unique opportunity for serious collectors to acquire works making an appearance in the auction market for the very first time since they were acquired directly by their present owners from either the art...Read More
This one’s for serious art collectors. Rare modern Indian works by the likes of MF Husain, KH Ara, Krishen Khanna and Anjolie Ela Menon (in pic), which the present owners had acquired directly from the artists and kept in their possession, will go under the hammer for the first time. Tushar Sethi, CEO of auction house AstaGuru that’s organising it, said, “This catalogue has been crafted for seasoned buyers looking to add unique works to their collections.” Make your...Read More
KOLKATA: One of the biggest canvases that artist Jogen Chowdhury painted about eight years ago to send a social message on women’s rights will go up for auction in Mumbai on March 30-31.
The painting, which was done at the painter’s residence in Santiniketan and was titled ‘Story of a Woman’, is valued at Rs 4.5 crore.
The auction will also see paintings of Tagore and Gaganendranath, both national treasures, which can be auctioned b...Read More
Two monumental oil on canvases by leading modernist V S Gaitonde from 1970 and 1971, each estimated to sell between Rs 12-16 crores, are set to go under the hammer at an online AstaGuru auction on March 30-31.
According to a statement by the 2008-established auction house, both of Gaitonde's works featuring in the Modern Indian Art online auction come from a highly significant period in the artist's career when he was considered to be in his most productive and exp...Read More
The art boom is no passing phase. You can churn out record-breaking returns by investing in that prized collection. This is an asset for the long term.
Given the current exposure that Indian art is receiving, the projected turnover of the market will hold its ground, and further expand over the next decade. The auction market has generated an estimated turnover of Rs 715 crore in 2020 as against Rs 710 crore in 2019.
It is safe to expect an increment in pr...Read More
Industry leaders from across sectors talk about what their learnings - professional and personal - have been through the Covid-19 pandemic
‘The Lockdown Validated Our Focus On Digital’
Tushar Sethi, CEO, AstaGuru
One of my biggest learnings from the lockdowns is the indispensable spirit of teamwork for any organisation. The essence of working together as a team during a crisis inspires and motivates all to overcome new challenges. Anot...Read More
Modern Indian painter Amrita Sher-Gil’s rare portrait of her husband Victor Egan fetched a whopping price of Rs 10.86 crore at AstaGuru’s recent ‘Modern Indian Art’ online sale, the auction house said in a statement.
Having witnessed “impressive bidding”, the artwork was eventually purchased by renowned art collector Manoj Israni. It was the highest price achieved in the sale.
According to AstaGuru, the portrait showcasing Egan, a Hungari...Read More
A sumptuous new auction of modern Indian art by AstaGuru is coming up this weekend. The auction house says it has curate the catalogue to include iconic Indian artworks of historical importance as well. Among these is an extremely rare Amrita Sher-Gil, the ‘Portrait of Victor Egan’, 1939, which is making its first-ever auction appearance. The artwork is significant as it ’s a portrait of the legendary artist’s husband painted by her and gifted by her to his family w...Read More
The online auction of AstaGuru features rare masterpieces of modern Indian art
AstaGuru will showcase a comprehensive collection of masterpieces and rare works in its forthcoming Modern Indian Art Auction. The auction catalogue has been carefully curated and includes iconic artworks of historical importance and those that shine a spotlight on the pioneers of Indian modernism. It further presents an extraordinary opportunity to acquire several remarkable works from National Treas...Read More
Who wouldn't want to own a classic piece?
An employee wearing a mask while cleaning a vintage car ahead of an auction of Vintage & Classic cars organised by AstaGuru in association with Favre-Leuba, at High Street Phoenix Mall, in Mumbai.
Vintage cars displayed at High Street Phoenix in Mumbai ahead of an auction of Vintage & Classic cars organised by AstaGuru in association with Favre-Leuba, in Mumbai.
An employee w...Read More
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