Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

art auction


Italy thwarts illegal auction abroad of Gentileschi painting

July 20, 2022 5:29 pm

Gentileschi's early work, with strikingly dark sections of her canvases contrasting with her illuminated subjects, reflects influences from Baroque giant Caravaggio.

Casting of Auguste Rodin's Thinker fetches 10.7 mln euros at Paris auction

June 30, 2022 8:45 pm

The sculpture initially represented Dante, the medieval Italian poet and author of the Divine Comedy, leaning forward to observe the circles of Hell, while meditating on his work.

Rare works of Tyeb Mehta, S H Raza to go under hammer at Astaguru's auction

June 23, 2022 5:44 pm

Making its debut in the auction is a 1940 work by one of India's navratna artists Nicholas Roerich

Michelangelo ink drawing fetches 23 million euros in Paris sale

May 19, 2022 11:41 am

The work had been designated a French national treasure, which barred it from being exported from the country for 30 months.

Picasso painting sells for $67.5 million at New York auction

May 18, 2022 1:40 pm

Auction house Sotheby's had predicted the Picasso painting, a surrealistic depiction of his muse Marie-Thérèse Walter, to sell in excess of $60 million.

The Macklowe Collection of art fetches $922.2 million, the highest total ever made by a single private collection at an auction

May 17, 2022 2:10 pm

The collection had garnered attention during the divorce proceedings of real-estate baron Harry Macklowe and his then wife Linda in 2018, as they were unable to agree on how much the prestigious collection was worth

Andy Warhol's 'Marilyn' auction nabs $195M; most for US artist

May 10, 2022 5:38 pm

The Warhol sale unseated the previous record holder and another modern master, Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose 1982 painting “Untitled” of a skull-like face sold for a record $110.5 million at Sotheby’s in 2017.

Works of MF Husain, FN Souza to go under hammer for first time at AstaGuru auctions

April 27, 2022 3:09 pm

The 'Masters Legacy' modern Indian art auction is a 1957 masterpiece by artist FN Souza, 'Girl in a Yellow Sweater'. Appearing in an auction for the first time, the painting was originally in the collection of Harold Kovner, a very important and extremely supportive patron to the artist.

Picasso's portrait of lover and muse, Femme nue couchée, to go under hammer for the first time

April 11, 2022 8:47 am

Termed as one of "Pablo Picasso’s most monumental and uninhibitedly sensual portrayals of Marie-Thérèse Walter", the portrait is from the acclaimed painter's most prolific years

Tyeb Mehta painting makes record as second most expensive work of modern or contemporary art

April 07, 2022 2:52 pm

A Tyeb Mehta sold for $5,596,000 (Rs 41.97 cr), inclusive of buyer’s premium (hammer price $4,750,000).


'Present Future': Auction to highlight prevalent, upcoming trends in contemporary art

February 11, 2022 11:45 am

AstaGuru’s second edition of ‘Present Future’ contemporary art auction features 115 works by 83 artists.

Indian auction house explores NFT-based sales; check out the works here

January 11, 2022 12:19 pm

The auction will present a total of 70 lots including 35 Gouache’s by Gobardhan Ash from the 1950s, and 35 contemporary NFTs based on his work

Former football player Alan Page puts treasured art up for sale

June 01, 2021 1:47 pm

The Pages had no idea those drawings, purchased in 1985 from a gallery in New York at the suggestion of one of their daughters, would become so valuable