Lot 144
  • 144

David Bomberg

12,000 - 18,000 GBP
40,000 GBP
bidding is closed


  • David Bomberg
  • Portrait of Dinora
  • oil on canvas


Sale, Sotheby's London, 24th November 1993, lot 115, where acquired by David Bowie

Catalogue Note

'The thing that I knew was that one's teachers were going to be silly fools and that one was going to rebel against them. I went to Bomberg's class where he said to me, 'Oh so you think I'm a silly old idiot don't you?' or something like that, and in my...arrogance, 'Yes I do'. He was delighted and I didn't realise that I had met with probably the most original, stubborn, radical intelligence that was to be found in art schools'

(Frank Auerbach, quoted in Richard Cork, David Bomberg, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1994, p.258).