A new generation of emerging artists are set to benefit from the upcoming sale from the estate of artist couple Julian Trevelyan and Mary Fedden in November. The auction of 90 works will enable the exciting redevelopment of Durham Wharf, under the direction of Turner Prize-winning architects, Assemble. Trevelyan and Fedden were adamant that this unique London studio complex should continue to be used to nurture artistic practice and creative collaboration, serving as a potent reminder of their legacy. The works offered for auction span a period of 80 years, and demonstrate this extraordinary couple’s unrivalled contribution to British art. They were key figures not just as teachers – Fedden taught David Hockney and R.B. Kitaj at the Royal College – but as mentors and initiators of the thriving scene at Durham Wharf. Whilst their work differed in style, they shared a passion for creating networks amongst other artists, forging life-long friendships with the residents at the wharf from the 1940s and beyond. Click ahead to see highlights from the sale. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
A look inside the unique lifestyle of one of the world’s most extraordinary and passionate collectors. Robert de Balkany surrounded himself with works of art from the outstanding artists of their time, putting together one of the most important collections of decorative arts and Old Master Paintings ever to appear at auction in France.
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