CRW Nevinson's Road to Arras achieves $65,000 sale at Dreweatts



2015-06-26 13:47:03

CRW Nevinson's Road to Arras achieves $65,000 sale at Dreweatts

CRW Nevinson's Road to Arras was executed during the first world war

A lithograph by CRW Nevinson titled The Road from Arras to Bapaume (1918) has sold for 38,000 ($65,176) at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury in London.

The lot crossed the block in the Modern and Contemporary Prints auction on July 3.

Nevinson Arras Bapaume Nevinson's The Road from Arras to Bapaume was printed in 1918

Nevinson began his career as a passionate exponent of futurism, although his abrasive personality won him few friends within the British avant-garde art scene - Wyndham Lewis specifically excluded him from the Vorticist movement in 1914.

His experiences on the Western Front during the first world war proved traumatic. He began to paint realist depictions of battlefields, becoming one of the most celebrated artists of his era in the process.

His auction record stands at 136,400 ($180,332), set for Les Guerre Des Trous (1914) last year.

Henry Moore's Mother and Child, a portfolio of 30 etchings, made 35,000 ($60,031)

Moore (1898-1986) is best known for his monumental bronze figures, which appear throughout the UK and the rest of the world as public artworks.

He would return to the theme of the mother and child throughout his career, starting after the death of his mother and the birth of his first child in the mid 1940s.

Moore's Reclining Figure holds the record for the most expensive piece of British art ever sold after it achieved 19.1m ($32.7m) at Christie's London in 2012.

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