Previewing the Larasati Traditional, Modern & Contemporary Art Auction in Ubud, 16 Febuary 2019

                                       Untitled – Ketut Teja Astawa   Balinese contemporary artist Ketut Teja Astawa (b.1971) has experimented with the iconography from the Classical Balinese Kamasan paintings for more than twenty years. He reinterprets the imagery with his own innovations configuring wonderful compositions, often humorous, and with a strong sense of spontaneity. His signature style has become … Continue reading Previewing the Larasati Traditional, Modern & Contemporary Art Auction in Ubud, 16 Febuary 2019

Previewing Larasati’s Traditional, Modern & Contemporary Art Auction, Bali, August 2018

                     “Iringan Pengantin” – Dewa Putu Mokoh    Each year Larasati Auctioneer’s, Indonesia’s oldest fine art auction house, present two auctions in Ubud highlighting Balinese traditional art. Upcoming Sunday 26 August is seventy-four items for sale in the Traditional, Modern & Contemporary Art Auction. Open to the public, viewing begins 11am Friday 24 August at … Continue reading Previewing Larasati’s Traditional, Modern & Contemporary Art Auction, Bali, August 2018

Previewing Larasati’s Traditional, Modern & Contemporary Art Auction, Bali, 8 October 2017

                               Lot 549: Subali & Sugriwa – Nyoman Meja   Art auctions are an exciting and accessible way to grow your collection. For the curious observer and new buyers auctions are fascinating processes that give insight into the art world that is often perceived to be opaque, mysterious, and even intimidating. Auctions allow opportunities for … Continue reading Previewing Larasati’s Traditional, Modern & Contemporary Art Auction, Bali, 8 October 2017

The Art of Pengosekan Village

                             Birds of Lod Tunduh, 2010  – Ketut Rudi Balinese traditional art is the art of story telling. Its ancient narratives bring to life tales from the sacred Hindu and Buddhist texts, old Balinese and Javanese folklore, and accounts of daily life. Its purpose is to promote harmony within the community via examples of proper … Continue reading The Art of Pengosekan Village

Celebrating Indonesian Modern Art: the Painting Collection of the Presidential Palace of the Republic of Indonesia – Senandang Ibu Pertiwi

                         The National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta The 2016 inaugural presentation of the Painting Collection of the Presidential Palace of the Republic of Indonesia, 17/71, Goresan Juang Kemerdekaan (The Brushstrokes of the Independence Struggle),  2-30 August at the National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, highlighted the relevance of art and culture to the nation. Officially opened … Continue reading Celebrating Indonesian Modern Art: the Painting Collection of the Presidential Palace of the Republic of Indonesia – Senandang Ibu Pertiwi

Previewing Larasati’s Traditional, Modern & Contemporary Art Auction, Bali, 11 February 2017

               Devotion – a unique modernist wood craving by Ketut Djedeng Upcoming this weekend, Saturday 11 February Larasati Auctioneers present an excellent array of predominantly Balinese traditional art for sale. Lot #335 Dewi Tidur, is a poetic depiction of a sleeping goddess being watched over by nature spirits, by 36-year-old Made Griyawan, a rising … Continue reading Previewing Larasati’s Traditional, Modern & Contemporary Art Auction, Bali, 11 February 2017

Larasati Traditional, Modern & Contemporary Art Auction: Bali 21 August

                                “The Dream” 2015 –  Made Sutama (b. 1977 Keliki) Eighty works of fine art went under the hammer before an enthusiastic floor of bidders at Ubud’s ARMA museum 21 August Larasati Traditional, Modern & Contemporary Art auction. The attractive array of paintings in Balinese traditional styles and Indonesian modern and contemporary genres offered good … Continue reading Larasati Traditional, Modern & Contemporary Art Auction: Bali 21 August

Review – Larasati 10th Anniversary Balinese Modern Traditional & Contemporary Art Auction

                                 Patih Lahwel  –  Ida Bagus Made Togog   Results of the special 10th anniversary Larasati Balinese Modern Traditional & Contemporary Art auction at Ubud’s ARMA museum 28 February confirm that the market for Balinese traditional art is growing steadily while providing excellent value through the low to medium and high price ranges. For sale … Continue reading Review – Larasati 10th Anniversary Balinese Modern Traditional & Contemporary Art Auction

the Value of Balinese Wayang Paintings

             Hanoman & Surya – Ketut Madra 1972  Photo: David Irons   Results of September 2013 Larasati auction of Balinese modern traditional paintings at the Agung Rai Museum of Art in Ubud revealed growing demand for work by the best known Balinese painters.  Notably three masterpieces by renowned deceased artists reached new record prices for … Continue reading the Value of Balinese Wayang Paintings