Sotheby’s | Made in Britain Auction


The Made in Britain auction by Sotheby’s is dedicated showcase of the very best in modern British art in the 20th century across the disciples of paintings, work on paper, print, photography, contemporary and studio ceramics and design.

Taking place on the perfect opportunity to acquire pieces from  the biggest names in 20th century art. Bidders could get their hands on prints by David Hockney, photography by Chris Levine or etchings from Burberry’s latest source of inspiration, Henry Moore – and that’s just to name a few of the 180 lots available. Price estimates are also starting at just £400, making this a wonderful first foray into collecting works of art. Below are some of our favourite pieces:

Bill Woodrow, R.A. B.1948 UNTITLED

signed and dated Dec 2012 watercolour, gouache and oil on eight sheets of paper, joined and mounted as one 62 by 92cm.; 24½ by 36¼in.

Estimate: £500 – £800

Lucian Freud, O.M., C.H. 1922-2011 MODEL RESTING

signed with initials pen and ink on paper 38 by 25.5cm.; 15 by 10in Executed in 1941

Estimate: £20,000 – £30,000

Charlotte Colbert 1984 ODYSSEY 03, 2014

Bromide print, flush-mounted to aluminium. With a gallery label bearing information about the work in facsimile affixed to the back of the frame. Edition 1/5 sheet: 94 by 120cm.; 37 by 47¼in.

Estimate: £2,000 – £3,000

Damien Hirst B.1965 VALIUM

Lambda print in colours, 2000, signed in black felt-tip pen, numbered 479/500verso, on gloss Fuji archive paper, published by Eyestorm, London sheet: 126 by 126cm.; 49 1/2 by 49 1/2 in.

Estimate: £5,000 – £7,000

Claude Flight 1881-1955 SPEED (C. CF 7)

Linoleum cut printed in colours, circa 1922, signed in pencil, numbered 47/50, the first edition, on tissue thin laid Japan paper, reverse mounted to yellow-inked paper backing (as issued) image: 22.5 by 29cm.; 8 7/8 by 11 1/2 in. sheet: 26.0 by 32.5cm.; 10 1/8 by 12 3/4 in.

Estimate: £15,000 – £25,000


Made in Britain Auction

Wednesday 5th April 2017 10:30am BST

Registration and additional information here.

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