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Modern & Post-War British Art

Contemporary Designer Margaret Howell's Favourite Modern British Artworks

By Sotheby's
Ahead of Sotheby's Modern & Post-War British Art sale from 18–19 June , Sotheby's asked contemporary designer Margaret Howell to choose her favourite works.
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MARGARET HOWELL AT HER LONDON STUDIO, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NINA MANANDHAR, MAY 2019.

Dame Elizabeth Frink, Rolling Horse

Margaret Howell: “I like her animals and birds. They are real. In British art, horses are often portrayed as noble or romantic. Frink’s horse seems to want to scratch it’s back and doesn’t care about it’s dignity.”

David Hockney, Ossie Clark Reading

MH: “Hockney is a great communicator in both pictures and words who has always experimented with new ways of communicating. This early drawing is particularly fresh and sensitive, with an assurance of line.”

Sir William Nicholson, Tenterden

MH: “William Nicholson is a beautiful and, for me, near perfect painter – the equal of Manet.”

Lucie Rie, An Impressive Footed Bowl

MH: “There is great beauty in everything I have seen of Lucie Rie’s work. Function raised to the level of art, yet unassuming.”

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