The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, July 31, 2014


20th Century British Art Continues to Make World Records at Bonhams
Sir Alfred James Munnings (1878-1959), "The Start, Newmarket" sold for £524,000. Photo: Bonhams.
LONDON.- Bonhams sale of 20th Century British Art once more exceeded expectations yesterday when it made a £2 million total and a brand new world record price for a Helen Bradley picture sold at auction, for £144,000.

Bradley (1900-1979), who started painting in her sixties, and died shortly before she was due to be honoured with an MBE, had previously commanded £97,000 as a best price at auction, said a delighted Matthew Bradbury, Head of 20th Century British Art at Bonhams. The world record picture titled "Blackpool Beach" a sunny image of bathers, had been estimated to sell for £70,000 to £90,000. Matthew Bradbury said that the sale had “produced strength across the board” with the 90 lots offered generally doing well.

Fourth highest price in the sale was for a recently discovered David Bomberg (1890-1957), "The Canal Lock" which sold for £84,000 against a pre-sale estimate of £30,000 to £50,000.

Other notable results from among the top ten in the sale included a beautiful picture by Sir Alfred James Munnings (1878-1959) titled "The Start, Newmarket" that made £524,000; a picture by Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006) titled "Bull" performed strongly with a £50,400 price against a pre-sale estimate of £8,000 to £12,000.

There was also an "LS Lowry" (1887-1976) ‘Newtown’ which went for £43,200, and a Dame Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) titled "Assassins" which made £62,400 having been expected to sell for £20,000 to £30,000.

Bonhams | 20th Century British Art | Helen Bradley | Matthew Bradbury |


Today's News

March 19, 2010

Folkwang Museum's Masterpieces Reunited for the First Time After More than 70 Years

Indian and South East Asian Art Sale Announced at Sotheby's

Caravaggio Investigation to Show Definitive Results in May

Letters by J.D. Salinger on View at the Morgan Library

Gagosian Presents the Work of Ed Paschke, Curated by Jeff Koons

20th Century British Art Continues to Make World Records at Bonhams

Ursula von Rydingsvard Present three New Monumental Works at Galerie Lelong

Fassbinder's Visionary Science-Fiction Thriller to Have a Weeklong Run at MoMA

Marjan and Gerard Unger Donate Dutch Jewellery Collection to Rijksmuseum

Polish Court Convicts Three Men in Theft of Auschwitz Sign

Quint Contemporary Art Presents Robert Irwin's First Show with the Gallery

Winner Announced for 30,000 Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2010

Collage in Australian Art Explored in Exhibition at National Gallery of Victoria

Abu Dhabi to Present the Region's First Exhibition of Embroidery Spanning the Muslim World

World Records Tumble For Paintings By Stockport Artist At Bonhams

School of Visual Arts Presents Works by Emerging Photographers Guided by Leaders in the Field

Middle Eastern Women Unveiled in Walgreens' Window

Two-Story Tornado Commissioned and Presented by 21c Museum

Ex-NY Art Dealer to Admit Nearly $100M Fraud

Smithsonian Offers Activities and Experiments during NanoDays 2010

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Archaeologists discover Roman 'free choice' cemetery in the 2,700-year-old ancient port of Rome

2.- Romanians must pay 18 million euros over Kunsthal Museum Rotterdam art heist

3.- Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi defends cute character as cat turns 40 years old

4.- eBay and Sotheby's partner to bring world class art and collectibles to a global community

5.- Exhibition on Screen returns with new series of films bringing great art to big screens across the globe

6.- Marina Abramović reaches half way point of her '512 Hours' performance at the Serpentine Gallery

7.- The Phillips Collection in Washington introduces a uCurate app for curating on-the-go

8.- United States comic icon Archie Andrews dies saving openly gay character

9.- New feathered predatory fossil, unearthed in China, sheds light on dinosaur flight

10.- Exhibition at Thyssen Bornemisza Museum presents an analysis of the concept of the 'unfinished'

Related Stories



Bonhams Period Art & Design Sale in San Francisco achieves strong results across categories

Beatles rock Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Sale; Exceptional prices achieved for Beatles items

Henrietta Leon Girshman's Carnet de Salon leads Bonhams Russian Literature Auction

Bonhams walks on Moon as illuminating space auction reaches the stars

Dictionaries define success at Bonhams

Painting of epic battle between British and American warships in 1813 for sale at Bonhams

Last King of France's ice buckets re-discovered and red-hot at Bonhams sale

Beauty and the beast: Roman goddesses and court dwarves at Bonhams sale

Discovery in New England brings to light an obscure California-made motorcycle once thought 'extinct'

Dazzling prices in £6m Bonhams Fine Jewellery Sale with over £1m for Van Cleef & Arpels brooch



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site