The June sale of Modern & Post-War British Art achieved a total of £8,208,000. The top lot was Station Approach, Manchester by L.S. Lowry, which has been described as one of his "most exciting works", sold for £2.3 million. The work was painted in 1960 and depicts the scene outside the London and North Western Railway Exchange Station. Sotheby's specialist Frances Christie described it as "a superb example of Lowry at his very best".
Sotheby’s Modern & Post-war British Art 2014 spring season was a resounding success: our sale of The Private Collection of Stanley Seeger achieved £7.3 million, LOWRY: The A.J. Thompson Collection resulted in a combined total of £15.2 million and our inaugural Made in Britain sale achieved £2.3 million with new world records set for Christopher Le Brun, Reginald Brill, John Armstrong as well as a new record for a print by Bridget Riley.
Following on from these successes, Sotheby’s is delighted to present an exciting selection from our June sale. Featuring museum pieces such as Ben Nicholson’s 1967 (silver brown) from the Art Institute of Chicago and Reg Butler’s Woman Standing from the Museum of Modern Art New York, the sale includes important paintings by artists such as L.S. Lowry, Edward Burra, Patrick Caulfield, Sean Scully, Ivon Hitchens, Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron as well as key sculptures such as Strait by Anthony Caro from the collection of André Emmerich and, in his centenary year, Lynn Chadwick’s Three Standing Figures.
Gallery Talk by Mel Gooding
Art Historian and Art Critic
Sunday 8 June, 2 PM