AstaGuru’s First International Auction to showcase works by Renoir & Picasso

AstaGuru Auction House reaches an international milestone with its upcoming International Iconic auction set to showcase a medley of works by revered and iconic global artists. The stunning lineup of the auction scheduled on November 28-29, 2022, represents some of the most important moments in modern art history. The highlight of the auction is a beautiful painting by French Impressionist master Pierre Auguste- Renoir, who created an extraordinary artistic legacy with his fascinating canvases bearing shimmering landscapes, sublime female nudes, sunkissed bathers, and charming portraits.

Talking about the landmark auction, Siddanth Shetty, Vice President, Business Strategy and Operations, AstaGuru Auction House, says “The upcoming auction is a remarkable milestone in AstaGuru’s journey. We are extremely happy to curate a collection which brings together works of several historic and big names from the history of modern and contemporary art and does complete justice to the auction titled ‘International Iconic.’ ”

Baigneuse Assise by Pierre Auguste-Renoir, 1915, Oil on canvas

Leading the auction line is lot no. 8, a beautiful work by French Impressionist master Pierre Auguste–Renoir, who created an extraordinary artistic legacy with his fascinating canvases bearing sublime female nudes. Titled ‘Baigneuse Assise’ or the Seated Bather, the circa 1915 work was once in the collection of seminal novelist Somerset Maugham. The painting also featured on the cover of his book ‘Purely For My Pleasure,’ published in 1962. It will be offered with an estimate of INR 4,34, 50,000 – 5,53,00,000.

Femme et Bouquets by Henri Matisse, 1940, Pencil on paper

A work by Henri Matisse, lot no.1 is defined with simplistic and elegant unshaded lines formed the basis of his famous Thèmes et Variations sequence of paintings. Titled ‘Femme et Bouquets,’ this 1940 work was illustrated in a book titled ‘Matisse,’ by Pierre Schneider. It is estimated to be sold at INR 1,97,50,000 – 2,76,50,000.

Buste D’homme Et Femme Nus by Pablo Picasso, 1969, coloured wax crayon on paper

Pablo Picasso is known as one of the foremost figures of modern art. A work by him,  executed with coloured wax crayon on paper in 1969 is also a part of the auction. This work titled ‘Buste D’homme Et Femme Nus’ is offered at an estimate of INR 2,37,00,000 – 3,95,00,000. 

Baigneuses Sur La Plage by Fernand Léger, 1942, Pen & India ink on paper

Lot no. 6 is a work titled ‘Baigneuses Sur La Plage,’ by Fernand Léger. A French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker Fernand Léger was one of the icons representing the dawn of modern art in the twentieth century. This work will be offered with an estimate of INR 47, 40,000 – 71, 10,000.

Violoniste Au Village Enneigé by Marc Chagall, 1977, Gouache, pastel, coloured crayons and China ink on paper

Lot no. 7, a work by Marc Chagall depicts a violin, a key recurring motif that Marc Chagall used in his paintings. Titled ‘Violoniste Au Village Enneigé,’ it will be offered at an estimate of INR 3,00, 20,000 – 3,79, 20,000.

Roses Dans Un Verre II by Bernard Buffet, 1976, Oil on canvas

Lot no. 9, a work by artist Bernard Buffet is in the genre of bouquets, which represents a substantial part of Buffet’s oeuvre. Titled ‘Roses Dans Un Verre II,’ and executed in 1976 with oil on canvas, it will be offered with an estimate of INR 94, 80,000 – 1,42, 20,000.

The entire catalogue can be viewed on the AstaGuru website.



AstaGuru was conceptualised in the year 2008 with the sole purpose of creating a safe and secure platform to conduct online auctions for Modern Indian and Contemporary art. The word AstaGuru is a thoughtful conjugation of ‘Asta’, of Italian origin, which translates to auction and ‘Guru’, the Sanskrit connotation for ‘master’ that indicates our distinguished finesse at being the leaders of auctioneering art and artefacts in India as well as globally. AstaGuru has strived to successfully bridge the gap between prospective buyers and consignors by transcending the limitations of live auctions.