Ls Lowry's Industrial Panorama could make $4.1m in British art sale



2015-06-26 13:45:14

Ls Lowry's Industrial Panorama could make $4.1m in British art sale

LS Lowry's Industrial Panorama will auction at Christie's London on June 25

Industrial Panorama, a work by LS Lowry, is among the highlights of a sale of modern British and Irish art at Christie's on June 25.

The piece is valued at 1.5m-2.5m ($2.5m-4.1m).

LS Lowry ChristieLowry's Industrial Landscape will headline a sale of British and Irish art at Christie's

Lowry's work was primarily focused on Britain's industrial north, his landscapes filled with enigmatic stick figures. He is a household name in the UK, although he is less known overseas.

His auction record was set in 2011, when a rare painting of London sold for 5.6m ($9.4m) at Christie's. You can check out Wikicollecting's Top 10 most valuable Lowry paintings here.

Dame Barbara Hepworth's Figure for a Landscape (1960) is another highlight, valued at 1m-2m ($1.6m-3.3m).

The sculpture was inspired on the Greek island of Patmos, where she saw a priest standing alone in the landscape.

She wrote of the experience: "This single human figure then seemed to me to give the scale to the whole universe, and this is exactly what a sculpture should suggest in its relationship to its surroundings: it should seem to be at the centre of the globe, compelling the whole world around it to rotate, as it were, like a system of planets around the central sun."

Her auction record stands at 2.4m ($3.6m) - set for Curved Form (Bryher II), which sold at Christie's London in July 2013.

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