The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Monday, November 30, 2015

British Painter Laurence Stephen Lowry Record Set at Christie's in London
Laurence Stephen Lowry, R..A. (1887-1976), The Football Match, 1949, 28 x 36 inches. Estimate: £3.5million to £4.5 million. Sold for 5.6 million pounds ($9.2 million) Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2011.
LONDON (REUTERS).- An auction record for British painter Laurence Stephen Lowry was set on Thursday when his "The Football Match" from 1949 fetched 5.6 million pounds ($9.2 million) at Christie's in London.

The previous record for the artist best known for his industrial landscapes and tiny dark human figures was 3.8 million pounds set at Christie's in 2007 for "Good Friday, Daisy Nook" dated 1946.

Thursday's price is also a new high for the entire 20th century British art sector.

"The Football Match," which combines an industrial setting of rooftops, billowing chimney stacks, spires and houses with incidental scenes of domestic life, had been expected to fetch 3.5-4.5 million pounds.

According to Christie's, Lowry, who died in 1976, painted only in his spare time during his working life, yet enjoyed huge success.

He was appointed official artist at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953 and went on to turn down several investitures, including a knighthood, on the grounds that he saw little point in receiving awards after the death of his mother.

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White; editing by Patricia Reaney)

© Thomson Reuters 2011. All rights reserved.

Today's News

May 27, 2011

British-Born Surrealist Painter Leonora Carrington Dies at Age 94 in Mexico City

British Museum Study Shows Britain is an Amateur Treasure Seeker's Paradise

Maya Funerary Offering Found by Archaeologists in Cenote Near Chichen Itza

Richard Long, A Pioneer of Land and Conceptual Art, Exhibits at Haunch of Venison

Sotheby's Russian Art Auctions to be Led by Important Group of Paintings by Vereschagin

For the First Time Ever, National Gallery Painting by Van Gogh Comes to Life

After 10 Years, Astronomers Unveil Most Complete 3-D Map of Local Universe

Many Artists at ART HK International Art Fair Revel in Freedom to Support Ai Weiwei

LACMA Presents 32 Images of Elizabeth Taylor in Iran: Photographs by Firooz Zahedi

The MFA Houston Selects Three Architecture Firms to Submit Design Proposals for an Expanded MFAH

Collection of Rare Ornithological Inspired Music Boxes Highlight June Auction

National Gallery of Victoria Celebrates 150th Birthday with a Gift of 173 Indigenous Artworks

ARTZUID 2011 an International Sculpture Exhibition in a Unique Cultural Heritage Setting

Material Girls Exhibition Intrigues, Amazes and Inspires at Reginald F Lewis Museum

The Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal Presents Déja - The Collection on Display

Whitney Museum of American Art Presents Brooklyn-Based Artist Cory Arcangel's Pro Tools

MoMA Presents the First American Museum Presentation of Boris Mikhailov's Photographs

Detroit Institute of Arts Presents SYNC: A Fundraiser where Art Meets Technology

Los Angeles Modern Auction to Offer Unique Modern Art & Design Sale on June 26

Mysterious Wanderer, The Leatherman, from 1800s Gets More Peaceful New York Grave

British Painter Laurence Stephen Lowry Record Set at Christie's in London

Gagosian Gallery Announces "Lindsay Lohan": Richard Phillips' First Short Film

Exhibition Presents Artist Runa Islam's Newly Commissioned Film Emergence     

Broad Range of High Quality Dutch Paintings at Sotheby's Amsterdam in June

Local Derbyshire Scene Bought for Buxton Museum and Art Gallery by the Art Fund

Sotheby's Latin American Art Evening Sales Achieve Highest Ever Total: $21.7 Million

Agreement Reached on the Sphinx of Hattusha

UK Makes Donation to Preserve Auschwitz Memorial

Out of Australia: Prints and Drawings from Sidney Nolan to Rover Thomas at the British Museum

The Autry National Center is Recipient of a $6.6 Million Grant from California State Parks

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- First solo exhibition by the American artist Mickalene Thomas in Belgium opens at Galerie Nathalie Obadia

2.- Israel accidentally finds ancient mosaic that served as pavement for a courtyard in a villa

3.- The address of Johannes Vermeer's the Little Street discovered by Rijksmuseum curator

4.- The nine lives of Russia's Hermitage cats that root out unwanted guests: Rodents

5.- Robbers make off with masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto from museum in Verona

6.- 17th century letters at Museum of Communication reveal refugees 'sense of loss'

7.- New museum dedicated to the artist Mu Xin opens in Zhejiang Province, China

8.- Who are the most prolific art collectors in the US today?

9.- Rubens House brings newly discovered study for a portrait by Van Dyck to Antwerp

10.- "The Nude in the XX and XXI century" curated by Jane Neal opens at Sotheby's S/2 London

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, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful