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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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