LONDONInspired by Patrick Heron’s mesmeric use of bold colours, Sotheby’s Modern & Post-War British Art department is delighted to offer a children’s event during our view on Sunday 7th June 2015.


A CHILD PLAYING AT A PAST SOTHEBY'S EVENT.

Bring your children along to Sotheby’s Bond Street where they will be able to create their own masterpieces inspired by renowned artist Patrick Heron. As they place together the shapes for which Heron became so renowned they can explore the artist’s concept of "Space in Colour."


PATRICK HERON LEMON INTO CADMIUM - OCHRE INTO BLACK: APRIL - MAY 1959. ESTIMATE:
 £400,000 — 600,000. MODERN & POST-WAR BRITISH ART, SOTHEBY’S LONDON, 9TH JUNE 2015.

During the 1950s, Patrick Heron emerged as one of the most important abstract painters working in Britain and a major voice of the European avant-garde. His paintings from this time are masterful in their exploration of Heron’s concept of "Space in Colour" (that is, creating a sense of space and light through the careful placement of colours side by side). Key to this concept is the moment of contact between colours and the interplay of edges. His paintings were not worked out beforehand, rather they grew organically on the canvas, as each form and each colour follows the suggestion of the preceding elements.


PATRICK HERON EDINBURGH I: JUNE 1967. ESTIMATE: £12,000 — 18,000. MODERN & POST-WAR BRITISH ART, SOTHEBY’S LONDON,
9TH JUNE 2015.

You and your children will be able to view one of Heron’s masterpieces from this period which is coming up for sale –Lemon into Cadmium – Ochre into Black: April –May 1959 and be inspired directly by this magnificent work which is going under the hammer on 9th June in our Modern & Post-War British Art sale with an estimate of £400,000-600,000.

To attend the event please RSVP to brit.art@sothebys.com.