Trove Of Modern Indian Art Being Auctioned
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – Bidders have the rare opportunity to acquire exquisite masterpieces and rare compositions spanning different periods of Modern Indian Art at AstaGuru‘s upcoming ‘Collector’s Choice’ Modern Indian Art auction on June 20.
The work appearing in an auction for the first time belongs to the oeuvre of revered Bengal School artist Nandalal Bose. Executed in 1941 with tempera on paper, it depicts the immortal imagery of Radha and Krishna churning butter. Through vibrant colors and intricate details, as well as the serene expressions and graceful postures of the figures, the work evokes a sense of harmony and embodies the spirit of divine love.
An untitled work by artist K. Laxma Goud appearing in an auction for the first time, the work executed with acrylic on canvas in 2022 is a brilliant example of the artist’s vibrant and captivating color and his mastery over figurative subjects.
The auction will also present several renditions by Krishen Khanna depicting his famous Bandwallah figure. There is a large-scale monochrome work executed with acrylic and charcoal. A lot showcases a group of Bandwallahs through the medium of a bronze sculpture. Executed in 2016, this work is appearing in an auction for the first time.
A work from F. N. Souza’s iconic head imagery. The mixed media on paper creation was executed in 1956 when the artist was staying in London. It was during this period that Souza first achieved critical and commercial success. The work originally belonged to the collection of Ragnar Zedell, who met the artist in Stockholm in the early 1960s and became one of his earliest patrons in the city.
‘Prakriti’, is an illustrious example of S.H. Raza’s exploration of the ‘Bindu’, which became an iconic element and a unifying motif of his oeuvre. Executed in 1994 with acrylic on canvas, this work also embodies the artist’s renowned and groundbreaking approach to geometric abstraction.
The auction will also present works by several more eminent artists of India, including M.V. Dhurandhar, Jamini Roy, Rabindranath Tagore, M. F. Husain, Akbar Padamsee, K. H. Ara, Sakti Burman, K. K. Hebbar, Bikash Bhattacharjee, Ganesh Pyne, Satish Gujaral, K.G. Subramanyan, Manu Parekh, Biren De, Thota Vaikuntam, Bhupen Khakhar, V.S. Gaitonde, and ManitBawa among others.