Unseen Artwork By Banksy and Pechstein In Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auction Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale of Modern and Contemporary Art on Thursday 5th December is the London auctioneer’s first foray into the worlds of Impressionist & Modern Art, and Post-War and Con
£15,000 – 20,000. [Lot 47]
Some 70 lots of post-war and contemporary artwork includes a collection of works by Young British Artists donated to The Colony Room, one of the most notorious late-night drinking dens in London. Frequented by Francis Bacon and his contemporaries in the 1960s it became a favourite haunt of the YBA’s in the 1990s. The Colony Room finally closed its doors in 2008 and these are the last of the company’s art works to be sold at auction. ‘Unicorn and Oak Tree, 1989’, a bronze with brown patina by Barry Flanagan, was acquired directly by The Colony Room as a gift from the artist and is estimated at £4,000 – 6,000. [Lot 70]
Conceptual art from the 1970s and 1980s is highlighted by an early work from the highly-influential British artist Susan Hiller. Formed of 22 vintage postcards mounted onto seven separate cards, the work from her 1976 Rough Seas series is estimated at £8,000 – 12,000. [Lot 116]
The sale is on view at Bloomsbury House, Maddox Street, London, from Sunday to Wednesday 1-4 December. Online bidding with no additional premium will be available via www.bloomsburyauctions.com.
The full catalogue for this auction is available online.
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