Our Made in Britain auction – the third sale of its kind, dedicated to celebrating the diversity and creativity of British art from 1900 to the present day - realised a total of £2,369,619, well above pre-sale expectations. Of almost 400 lots offered, 83.2% found buyers and over 60% of lots soared above their pre-sale high estimates. The sale was led by The Critic Laughs, a set of false teeth mounted on an electric toothbrush, by irreverent and witty founding figure of British Pop Art Richard Hamilton, which doubled its pre-sale estimate to bring £97,500. Ten artist records at auction were achieved, including a record for the 1960s Brit Pop artist Clive Barker and photographers Lorenzo Agius and Angus McBean.
Made in Britain celebrates the diversity and innovative spirit of British art, design, photography, printmaking and studio ceramics. With estimates ranging from £150-£60,000, and featuring Works from the Collection of Michael Michaeledes, Made in Britain offers something for every collector, at every price level.
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