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AstaGuru's First Ever International Auction Will Feature Contemporary Artwork by Outstanding Global Artists

  • 29th Nov 2022
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AstaGuru's First Ever International Auction Will Feature Contemporary Artwork by Outstanding Global Artists

The global contemporary art landscape is prospering, with artists tackling their crafts with more experimentation than ever before. They are abandoning traditional media in favour of unorthodox methods and materials to convey their visual style. By addressing their own aesthetic vernacular, these artists have garnered international acclaim, and buyers of modern art want their pieces.

The next International Iconic Auction by AstaGuru will include works by many of the world's foremost contemporary artists.

Here are some of the auction's highlights.

Balloon Swan (Magenta), lot no. 18 by Jeff Koons.

The massive Balloon Dogs by Jeff Koons first appeared in 1994 as part of his Celebration series. They were large-scale sculptures of things often encountered at celebratory occasions such as birthdays and celebrations. These polished stainless steel sculptures of inflated balloon animals propelled the artist to greater renown and became his hallmark. The paintings are very charming since they are skillfully moulded to resemble the balloon animals seen at children's birthday celebrations. These works are exquisite illustrations of Koons' mastery of pop art, his play with reflection, and his juxtaposition of light and heavy things.

"24" Dodecahedron (Jet Black)" is lot number 21 authored by Anthony James

The works of artist Anthony James focus on minimalism, materiality, and spatial notions. They operate between the legendary and experiential, iconic and arbitrary. The given lot, labelled 24 Dodecahedron (Jet Black), is part of a series comprised of identical geodesic spheres with pentagonal sides. Plato's mathematical experiment in unity to create a perfect compositional system with ideal symmetry in three dimensions is the origin of the work. The glass, steel, and LED structures give the intangible mathematical calculation of flawless coherence a physical and brilliant tangibility.

Lot no. 26 "Delightful Red Blossoms" by Cho Sung Hee

Asian mulberry paper, also known as Hanji, a popular ornamental element of traditional Korean dwellings, plays a crucial and important part in her work, through which she weaves her personal tale with the sublime beauty of nature. For her monochromatic and polychromatic works, Cho adopts a rigorous collage method that entails hand-cutting each Hanji paper, layering it with oil paint, and incorporating it to form a canvas with a three-dimensional surface. The works of Sung-Hee, which each include more than ten thousand paper petals, emit a feeling of tranquilly from the composition's disarray. They illustrate the complex relationship between colour, texture, and space. This arduous and time-consuming approach brings Sung-Hee closer to the idealised beauty of nature.

"Dulce" by Lita Cabellut is lot number 28

Inspired by the fresco methods of the mediaeval period, she makes large-scale colossal paintings that weave this inspiration in a modern variant and are characterised by her own style of crackle painting complimented by the use of lines and a distinctive colour palette. Her dazzling figures are brought to life via a technique that is both highly technical and profoundly personal, giving her work a unique quality and texture.

Love, lot no. 30 by Robert Indiana

Robert Indiana's Love Series is undoubtedly the artist, sculptor, and printmaker's most recognisable body of work. Painting it for the first time in 1965 and displaying it in a solo show at the Stable Gallery, it became the artist's signature work. Inspired by his education in the Christian Science religion, Indiana made paintings with sharp, angular edges in which one letter was stacked on top of the other in a slightly slanted way. He would later utilise the picture for a variety of different media, including world-famous sculptures and postage stamps.

Lot no. 31 'Man Waiting (4)' Julian Opie's

Julian Opie's works are an examination of urban and rural environments, as well as the human movement seen in daily life. These sculptures are influenced by a variety of art genres, including Japanese blocks, hieroglyphs, and classical portraiture. They are characterised by sharp edges and flat colours. Through the years, Opie's work has been reduced to its most basic form, focusing mostly on silhouettes and the sense of movement. His visual storytelling include vinyl, lenticular, LED, LCD, and other materials. These differ from his earlier pieces, which were composed of painted steel.


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