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Collectors Choice – A Curated Presentation of Rare Modern Indian Art
By Architect and Interiors India
Jun 22, 2021
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 auction for the very first time. Modern Indian Art remains the proverbial jewel in the crown for art collectors with consistent demand for works by Masters. AstaGuru has witnessed this trend, along with an increase in first time bidders indicating a significant interest among new collectors as well.
Some of the key highlights of the auction include, ‘Ivory Eyes’ (Lot 29) an enamel on canvas work by Prabhakar Barwe from the year 1976, which is also the cover lot of the auction catalogue. Estimated at INR 20 - 30 lakhs (US$ 28,169 – 42,254), Barwe’s paintings emerged from the perfect conjunction of form, space and mystery, hereby creating a new pictorial association. A symbolist abstractionist, from the JJ School of Art, Barwe’s paintings reflect the voyage he undertook in search for pictorial purity and balance.
M F Husain’s Untitled (Lot 88) from his ‘Calcutta Series’ a large acrylic on paper work, circa 1990 pays homage to one of his favourite cities, Kolkata, and demonstrates his love and bond with the city. Estimated at INR 20 - 30 lakhs (US$ 28,169 – 42,254), the artwork is borne out of Husain’s admiration for the people of Kolkata, their inclination and ability to appreciate art. Making its auction debut, this artwork has been previously exhibited as a part of ‘Calcutta 300 - From Job Charnock's Kolikata to Satyajit Ray's Mahanagar’ at Tata Centre, Kolkata, 1990 and ‘Calcutta 300: M F Husain’ solo exhibition at Vadehra Art Gallery, Delhi, 1994 - 1995.