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.’ ”
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.
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.
Pablo Picasso is known as one of the foremost figures of modern art. A work by him, lot.no.5 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.
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.
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.
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.