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The First Exclusive International Auction by AstaGuru Includes Works by Renoir, Picasso, Matisse & Other International Art Pioneers

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The First Exclusive International Auction by AstaGuru Includes Works by Renoir, Picasso, Matisse & Other International Art Pioneers

November 2022:

The next International Legendary auction by AstaGuru will include a selection of works by internationally renowned and renowned artists. Some of the most important eras in the history of modern art will be included at the auction scheduled for November 28-29, 2022.

The highlight of the auction is a breathtaking picture by the French Impressionist artist Pierre Auguste- Renoir, who left an outstanding creative legacy with his engaging paintings displaying brilliant landscapes, elegant female nudities, tanned bathers, and attractive portraits. This book formerly belonged to the collection of the renowned author Somerset Maugham. His 1962 book "Purely For My Pleasure" also included the image on its cover.

With works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger, Bernard Buffet, Marc Chagall, and Salvador Dali, the collection also illustrates the growth and impact of modern art in the middle of the twentieth century. Additionally, an original work by the famed pop artist Andy Warhol will be offered. In addition, the collection contains experimental works by notable contemporary artists such Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Robert Indiana, and Marc Sijan, among others.

Siddanth Shetty, Vice President, Business Strategy and Operations of AstaGuru Auction House, said, "The next auction represents a key turning point in AstaGuru's history. Particularly remarkable is the fact that this would be India's first auction devoted exclusively to the works of international artists. We are pleased to have created a collection that includes works by a number of prominent and recognised personalities from the history of modern and contemporary art and lives up to the "International Iconic" designation of the auction. Furthermore, given our collectors' intense desire to expand their collections, we are certain that the auction will be highly anticipated and marked by competitive bidding.

Lot No.: 8

Lot 8 is a breathtaking picture by the French Impressionist painter Pierre Auguste–Renoir, who left a remarkable artistic legacy with his engaging paintings of lovely female naturism. The approximately 1915 picture named "Baigneuse Assise" or the Seated Bather was once held by the famed novelist Somerset Maugham. His 1962 book "Purely For My Pleasure" also included the image on its cover. A price range of INR 4,34.5 million to INR 5.53 million is anticipated for its sale.

Lot No.: 1

Lot number 1 is a work by Henri Matisse characterised by simple and beautiful empty lines that served as the basis for his famous Themes and Variations series of works.

This 1940 artwork titled 'Femme et Bouquets' was included in the book 'Matisse' by Pierre Schneider.

Price estimates range from INR 1,97,50,000 to INR 2,76,50,000.

Lot No.: 2, 3 and 4

There will be a collection of Salvador Dali's unique artworks in lots 2, 3, and 4. These paintings are included in Dali's Universal Tarot, a limited edition set of 78 handcrafted decks of tarot cards. Albert Broccoli, a Hollywood producer, initially commissioned the artwork for the James Bond film Live and Let Die as a prop. It is anticipated that each card would cost between INR 19,750,000 and INR 27,750,000.

Lot No.: 5

Picasso is acknowledged as one of the most significant figures in modern art. In 1969, he finished using crayons on paper, which is also up for sale. This project costs between 2,37,00,000 to 3,95,00,000 INR.

Lot No.: 7

Lot number seven is a painting by Marc Chagall that depicts a violin, a recurring motif in his works. It is named Violoniste Au Village Enneigé and will be auctioned for an estimated range of INR 3,00,20,000 to 3,79,800.

Lot No.: 9

Lot no. 9 is a bouquet by the artist Bernard Buffet, a significant component of Buffet's work. It was executed in 1976 and is believed to be worth between 94,800,000 and 1,422,000 INR.

Lot No.: 10

Lot No. 10, a magnificent still life by the Colombian artist Fernando Botero, is estimated to sell for between INR 1,106,000 and INR 1,860,000. The still life paintings of Fernando Botero pay tribute to the Dutch painters of the 16th and 17th centuries by displaying flowers, fruit, goods, musical instruments, and strange images of regular life. A sculpture by the artist will also be for sale, with an estimated price range of INR 1.180 million to INR 1.588 million.

The artwork 'Beautiful Hours Spin Painting IX' by Damien Hirst was revealed as the album cover for 'See the Light' by British rock band 'The Hours'. The amazing image depicted in psychedelic hues and high-gloss paint represents the fundamental theme of life and death. It will cost between 2,37,00,000 and 3,95,00,000 INR. Three more sculptures from Hirst's acclaimed spin series will also be on exhibit.

Lot No.: 30

Replica of Robert Indiana's classic "Love Sculptures" is lot number 30. After the artist painted it for the first time in 1965 and displayed it in a solo exhibition at the Stable Gallery, it became his hallmark piece. It would be priced between INR 3,16,00,000 to INR 4,74,00,000.

Lot No.: 33

Lot no. 33 is a one-of-a-kind work by the acclaimed artist Andy Warhol and is a departure from his celebrated body of work focusing on consumer culture. In the early 1980s, while spending Christmas with a large group of friends, Warhol painted around twenty paintings of different sizes featuring poinsettia. Warhol created the artwork in 1983 and gave it to his friend Christopher Mako. The estimated value ranges from 1,060,000 to 1,896,000 INR.

More About AstaGuru

In 2008, AstaGuru was founded with the intention of creating a secure online auction platform for Indian, Contemporary, and Modern art. AstaGuru is a purposeful blend of the Italian term 'Asta,' which means auction, and the Sanskrit word 'Guru,' which means'master,' and represents our skill in auctioneering art and artefacts in India and across the globe.

AstaGuru has endeavoured to successfully bridge the gap between prospective buyers and consignors by transcending the limitations of live auctions as the digital realm unifies. AstaGuru makes the buying and selling of art and rare goods clear and simple.

Our collection includes a variety of categories, including Jewelry & Fine Silver, Timepieces, Textiles, Celebrity Memorabilia, Rare Books, Numismatic, Philately, and Classic Cars. The mobile app for AstaGuru enables our loyal bidders to effortlessly track and participate in our auctions in real time.


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