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How to bid for a Picasso online: works of iconic artists go under the hammer at AstaGuru
By THE HINDU
Nov 25, 2022
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 not last, the artwork attained posterity, and rightly so. Some works from the limited series of decks will now go under the hammer at AstaGuru’s upcoming International Iconic auction that showcases a special curation of works by iconic global artists, the likes of Renoir, Picasso, Matisse and Chagall to name a few. The collection is a tangible roadmap into Western art history while the auction is a “remarkable milestone” in AstaGuru’s own history.
The cover lot is more than a century old and comes from the coveted oeuvre of the pioneering Impressionist artist Pierre Auguste-Renoir. The work titled Baigneuse Assise or the Seated Bather (1915), was once in the collection of seminal novelist Somerset Maugham. Offering a birds-eye view into Henri Matisse’s famed Thèmes et Variations sequence of paintings will be Femme et Bouquets (1940), characterised by simple, unshaded lines.