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Modern British Art Evening and Day Sales

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 26 maggio 2019

London. Christie’s Modern British Art Evening Sale on 17 June 2019 will launch ‘20th Century at Christie’s’, a series of auctions that will take place in London from 17 to 26 June 2019. The sale will be led by Barbara Hepworth’s The Family of Man (Figure 8, The Bride) (1970, estimate: £2,000,000-3,000,000) which explores the complexity of the human figure, and Henry Moore’s Working Model for Standing Figure: Knife Edge (1961, estimate: £1,000,000-1,500,000), one of the most successful compositions of this period for Moore. The sale also includes works by British painters such as L. S. Lowry, Stanley Spencer, David Bomberg and William Roberts, as well as works from the Scottish Colourists Samuel John Peploe and John Duncan Fergusson. Paintings by Ben Nicholson and Roderic O’Conor also feature, offered from the collection of Drue Heinz.
The Modern British Art Day Sale will follow on 18 June. Highlights of the sale include 20 works offered from the estate of L. S. Lowry, a group of Elisabeth Frink sculptures from the collection of Mary Carswell, paintings by Franciszka Themerson, and an important group of early paintings by Frank Bowling from the collection of David Methuen Campbell. The third edition of Sculpture in the Square, an outdoor sculpture garden set within St James’s Square, London, is on view now until 17 June. It features 10 works that will be offered in the Modern British Art Evening Sale by Barbara Hepworth, Barry Flanagan, Henry Moore, Elisabeth Frink and Emily Young. Included are four works from a Private North American Collection, that have adorned an East Coast garden for decades. Estimates in the Modern British Art season range from £3,000 to £2,000,000, offering collectors of every level an opportunity to acquire pieces by the celebrated masters of the 20th century.

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Modern British Art Evening Sale Launches 20th Century at Christie’s with Highest Category Total

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 giugno 2018

London. Nicholas Orchard, Head of Modern British Art, Christie’s London and William Porter, Head of Sale: “The Modern British Art Evening Sale launched 20th Century at Christie’s realising £26,387,500 / $34,831,500 / €30,055,363, the highest total to date for an evening sale in the category, with exceptional sell-through rates of 94% by lot and 97% by value. Registered bidders from 20 countries across 5 continents underlines the growing international appeal for Modern British Art. The sale was led by Henry Moore’s unique carving Head (£4,621,250 / $6,100,050 / €5,263,604). Further demonstrating the appetite for modern sculpture, world auction records were achieved for Barry Flanagan’s Nijinski Hare (£1,448,750 / $1,912,350 / €1,650,126), Emily Young’s Cautha (£344,750 / $455,070 / €392,670 – 25 times the previous record), both of which were included in the annual exhibition ‘Sculpture in the Square’, and Kenneth Armitage’s Striding Figures (Version 2) (£218,750 / $288,750 / €249,156). Samuel John Peploe’s Still Life with Tulips also achieved a world record for the artist (£992,750 / $1,310,430 / €1,130,742), while Sean Scully’s M.18.04 sold for £488,750 / $645,150 / €556,686, more than three times its estimate of £150,000 and a record in the medium for the artist. Additional sculptural highlights included Khan by William Turnbull (£692,750 / $914,430 / €789,042), Barbara Hepworth’s Tiki (£1,808,750 / $2,387,550 / €2,060,166) and Lynn Chadwick’s Jubilee IV (£2,024,750 / $2,672,670 / €2,306,190).Demand for British painting showed continued global appeal with strong results for the group of Richard Lin paintings from the collection of the artist’s daughter, which all soared above estimate: Painting relief 1965-66 (£236,750 / $312,510 / €269,658), September 1974-79 (£344,750 / $455,070 / €392,670), and Stripes 1968-70 (£272,750 / $360,030 / €310,662). Spirited bidding was seen for Bridget Riley’s Shadow Rhythm (£1,628,750 / $2,149,950 / €1,855,146), which doubled its high estimate of £800,000, and Frank Auerbach’s iconic London street scene Mornington Crescent Looking South II (£608,750 / $803,550 / €693,366). Notable interest was also seen for Sir Stanley Spencer’s Portrait of Kate Morrell (£536,750 / $708,510 / €611,358), David Hockney’s Two Pink Flowers (£536,750 / $708,510 / €611,358) and Pauline Boty’s Portrait of Derek Marlowe with Unknown Ladies (£248,750 / $328,350 / €283,326). 20th Century at Christie’s continues with the Modern British Art Day Sale.

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A Work of Genius by John Constable – Defining British Art, London, 30 June 2016

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 27 maggio 2016

british artLondon – A work of genius by John Constable, R.A. (1776-1837), the full-scale six-foot ‘sketch’ for View on the Stour near Dedham, circa 1821-22, will be offered alongside other masterpieces by Reynolds, Leighton, Lowry, Spencer, Bacon and Freud in Christie’s 250th anniversary Defining British Art sale in London on 30 June (Estimate on Request: in the region of £12-16 million). The work, the last great six-footer sketch in private hands, clearly illustrates why Constable was considered the father of British Modernism and why the French painters, particularly the Impressionists, revered Constable as an instinctive painter of nature and the elements.
Jussi Pylkkänen, Global President of Christie’s International: “Not since Constable’s Lock have we had the opportunity to work with a painting of this calibre by one of the titans of British painting. To stand in front of this expansive work, is to understand why the great British modern painters and even the French Impressionists revered Constable as their spiritual mentor. Constable famously said that “Painting is but another word for feeling” and later that “I do not consider myself at work unless I am before a six-foot canvas”. Visitors to Christie’s in June will be able to see a rarely exhibited masterpiece by Constable which perfectly describes his passion for paint and his ability to paint dramatic landscapes on the grand scale. It is fitting that Christie’s should be given the opportunity to sell this masterpiece in our Defining British Art sale which marks the 250th anniversary of the founding of this great institution.” John Stainton, International Director and Head of British Old Master Paintings at Christie’s, added: “In his celebrated series of full-scale sketches Constable gave full rein to his artistic expression, freed from the necessity to work on a high level of ‘finish’ in the manner contemporary taste demanded. Kenneth Clark, Director of the National Gallery 1934-1946, for good reason described them as ‘the greatest thing in English art’. This example, the last to remain in private hands, was bought privately over twenty years ago, having last appeared on the market at Christie’s in 1883. It survives in astonishingly fresh condition, allowing the viewer to fully appreciate the energy, passion and skill of the most celebrated painter of the English landscape.” (photo: british art)

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Christie’s Announces Major Works by Fancis Bacon, Sir Stanley Spencer & L.S Lowry

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 9 maggio 2016

Christie'sLondon – To mark the start of the international tour of highlights from Christie’s 250th anniversary London sale Defining British Art, Christie’s announces the sale of three further major works by three of the great modern British painters of the 20th Century which will be sold in London on the 30 June 2016. The paintings by Francis Bacon (left), Sir Stanley Spencer, offered from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, (top right) and L.S Lowry (bottom right) were executed in 1968, 1929 and 1951 respectively. Each defines a high point in the artists’ careers at moments when their invention established them as innovative geniuses of their generation. These highlights will be on public view in New York (6 to 12 May) and Hong Kong (26 to 30 May) alongside other renowned paintings by Lucian Freud, Lord Leighton and Sir Joshua Reynolds, before being sold in London, when Christie’s celebrates the artistic legacy of four centuries of British art at the global headquarters in London from 17 June to 15 July.

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