Vasudeo Gaitonde (1924-2001) Above- Untitled 1963 US$ 600,000-800,000, Below Untitled 1961 US$ 300,000 to US$500,000 (Image:www.bonhams.com)
Friend Chandu Mhatre brought to my attention the auction today by Bonhams of Vasudeo Gaitonde’s two paintings. The works on offer are an untitled 1961 oil on canvas valued at USD 300,000 – USD 500,000 and another untitled oil on canvas from 1963 valued at at USD 600,000- USD 800,000.
I would have happily bid for the works on phone but I cannot because a) I am down with a debilitating flu and migraine and b) I checked my bank account and found I am falling short by the entire asking price.
So to entertainment myself and as a tribute to the master, I quickly painted two of my own. See them below. Excuse the fact that my works look like a product of a house painter who is paid $8 an hour. In my defense though, I am suffering from a migraine attack and dreadful flu.
Mayank Chhaya (1961- ) Untitled 2014 Not valued at all