A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends to socio-political issues to everything that affects the great aesthetic global consciousness. Or, let’s just travel the world and have some fun!
Artworks of Pablo Picasso, Salvodar Dalli and various renowned artist to go under auction at AstaGuru
Artworks by iconic global artists, including Pierre Auguste-Renoir, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Fernand Leger and Salvador Dali, will go under the hammer at India\’s \”first exclusive international auction\”, starting November 28. Organised by online auction house AstaGuru, the two-day auction, showcasing a medley of works by revered artists, will present experimentative artworks by leading contemporary artists as well, including the likes of Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Robert Indiana and Marc Sijan. Leading the auction line-up is a beautiful work by French impressionist master Pierre Auguste-Renoir, who created an extraordinary artistic legacy with his fascinating canvases bearing sublime female nudes. Read more at Economics Times.
Bronzino portrait to sell at auction
A newly rediscovered, recently restituted, rare and important portrait by Bronzino, one of the leading artists of the Florentine Renaissance, will be offered at Sotheby’s New York in January 2023. Dating to circa 1527, this youthful and sophisticated work is a significant addition to the artist’s early corpus. Misattributed and lost to scholarship since the early 20th century, this painting will be published for the first time this spring by Carlo Falciani, in whose forthcoming article the idea that this may be a self-portrait of the artist will be explored. Despite its recent emergence from relative obscurity, this portrait has a fascinating history of ownership. From the 17th century to the present-day prominent owners have included leading British scholars and parliamentarians as well as a trail-blazing female collector and socialite who traded the work for freedom but, tricked by the Nazis, died in the Kaunas Concentration Camp. Read more on Artnews.
Warhol print of Queen Elizabeth II sets auction record
A royal blue print of Queen Elizabeth II set a new auction record for an Andy Warhol edition print last week after being sold in Toronto for $1,141,250 Canadian ($855,600 USD). The diamond-dusted Royal Edition is one of four images of the late monarch from Warhol’s 1985 “Reigning Queen” series. The piece was sold at the Heffel auction house on Nov. 24, and its closing amount, which includes fees and buyer’s premiums, far exceeded the estimate of $375,000–$450,000. Robert Heffel, vice president of Heffel auction house, said the company’s monthly online auctions, interest in the live sale, as well as the auction activity in New York helped boost confidence that many items would do well, not just the print of Queen Elizabeth II. He was also the auctioneer for the Warhol sale. Details on The National News.