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AstaGuru explores the evolution of Indian art with two auctions

‘Stroke And Structure’ and ‘Visionaries’ will soon be presented for avid art collectors.

Auction house AstaGuru continues to make waves. Following the remarkable success of its milestone 100th auction and the highly acclaimed ‘The Exceptionals’ Jewellery, Silver, and Timepieces auction, AstaGuru is gearing up for two more significant events.

Amrita Sher-Gil Astaguru
Lot 4, Untitled by Amrita Sher-Gil

The first, titled ‘Stroke & Structure,’ is a modern Indian art auction scheduled for June 20-21, 2024. This event will feature a diverse collection of works by significant modernist figures, offering a glimpse into their artistic oeuvre.

Sakti Burman Dancers
Dancers by Sakti Burman

Notable highlights in this auction include Lot 4, featuring an artwork by Amrita Sher-Gil (valued at INR 10,00,000 – 15,00,000), an impressive piece by MF Hussain (estimated at INR 2,50,00,000 – 3,50,00,000), a sculptural rendition inspired by Krishen Khanna’s renowned Bandwallah series (priced at INR 20,00,000 – 30,00,000), Dancers by artist Sakti Burman (valued at INR 20,00,000 – 30,00,000), See My Wounds by artist Jogen Chowdhury (estimated at INR 65,00,000 – 80,00,000), a masterpiece by artist Manu Parekh (Lot 101, priced at INR 40,00,000 – 60,00,000), and more.

Jogen Chowdhury See My Wounds
See My Wounds by Jogen Chowdhury

Following shortly after is the contemporary art auction titled ‘Visionaries,’ set for June 23-24, 2024. Here, bidders can expect to encounter works by some of the leading contemporary artists, showcasing their innovative and thought-provoking creations.

Krishen Khanna Bandwallah
Krishen Khanna’s Bandwallah

In the spotlight at this contemporary Indian art auction are several remarkable pieces that promise to enthrall collectors and art enthusiasts alike. Some highlights include Bharti Kher’s untitled work, Lot 116, created in 2012 using her signature medium of bindis on painted board (valued at INR 80,00,000 – 1,20,00,000). Additionally, Anish Kapoor’s Mountain (estimated at INR 60,00,000 – 80,00,000) and T V Santhosh’s For A Life Lost Between Bullets And Bombs (Diptych) (priced at INR 25,00,000 – 30,00,000) are expected to garner significant attention.

Anish Kapoor Mountain
Anish Kapoor’s Mountain

Other noteworthy pieces include The Stage by contemporary artist Nataraj Sharma (valued at INR 30,00,000 – 40,00,000) and Boy With Balloons by Valay Shende (estimated at INR 20,00,000 – 30,00,000), among others.

Valay Shende Boy with Balloons
Boy With Balloons by Valay Shende

About the auction, Sunny Chandiramani, Senior VP, Client Relations of AstaGuru, shared, “We are thrilled to curate these two back-to-back auctions, which provide a comprehensive perspective on the evolution of Indian art from the 20th to the 21st century. The ‘Stroke & Structure’ catalogue highlights the seminal works of modernist pioneers like Jamini Roy and Amrita Sher-Gil, along with the ground breaking Progressive Artists’ Group and other important figures who shaped the narrative of modern Indian art. On the other hand, the ‘Visionaries’ auction will showcase the vibrant dynamism of contemporary Indian art. Featuring works by trailblazers like Anish Kapoor, this auction celebrates the innovative spirit of the new generation, who continually push artistic boundaries. Together, these auctions offer seasoned and emerging collectors alike a chance to enrich their collections with pivotal works that span decades of artistic excellence.”

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