Showcasing a host of outstanding and fresh-to-market works by some of Britain's most sought-after and celebrated artists, Sotheby's Modern & Post-War British Art Evening and Day Sales brought a combined total of £8,345,750, with more than 60% of works selling for above their pre-sale high-estimate.
The auction saw new records set for artists including Barry Flanagan - whose Thinker On Rock leapt above its pre-sale estimate to achieve £848,750 - Robyn Denny, Richard Smith, Rex Whistler and Gilbert Spencer. The sale also celebrated works that had remained unseen from the public eye for over 50 years, including Ben Nicholson's Two Fishes and William Roberts' The Tea Garden.
Following one of the most successful seasons of Modern & Post-War British Art, including the ‘white glove’ Bowie/Collector auction, this sale features an exciting selection of important and fresh-to-market works by some of the century’s leading artists. Led by Dame Barbara Hepworth’s 1934 Standing Figure the sale also features further works by Frank Auerbach, Ben Nicholson, Barry Flanagan, David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin and Peter Blake.