Sotheby's London sale celebrates British Modernism

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2016-02-16 15:50:19

Sotheby's are set to celebrate the best of British creativity next month, with the fourth instalment of the Made in Britain sale series.

The sale will explore the role of British artists in the development of Modernism, with close to 250 works including fine art, prints, sculpture, photography, studio ceramics, and design.

Work by the likes of L.S. Lowry, David Hockney, Damien Hirst, Frank Auerbach, Patrick Heron, Norman Parkinson, and Mary Fedden will cross the block, with estimates ranging from £200 up to £60,000.

The auction will offer several works from the collection of the late writer Martin Goff, including Christopher Wood’s 1926 painting On the Quay, estimated at £40,000-£60,000); the Middle East landscape Garden of Gethsemane by David Bomberg, estimated at £30,000-£50,000; and a Henry Moore maquette of the famous screen created for the Time-Life building in Mayfair, estimated at £15,000-£20,000.

Further notable paintings on offer include Patrick Heron’s abstract Violet Painting with Orange, Lemon and Black, estimated at £40,000-£60,000, and L.S. Lowry’s small-scale figure painting Three Children, valued at £40,000-£60,000.

The Photography section includes iconic images by Terrence Donovan, Norman Parkinson, Terry O'Neil, Patrick Lichfield and Mike Figgis, and a selection of ceramic works features an early vase by Grayson Perry, entitled 'But What am I Supposed to Wear to the Surface Decoration Ball!', estimated at £20,000-£30,000.

The sale's Works on paper section is led by the 1934 Henry Moore drawing Seated Nude in a Wicker Chair, estimated at £20,000-£30,000, whilst the Prints section features the Lucian Freud etching Garden in Winter, estimated at £30,000-£50,000.

Sotheby’s Made in Britain sale takes place in London on March 16.

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