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Some of L.S. Lowry's most iconic works fetch combined total of $25.1 million at Sotheby's
Employees pose for phorographers with a work of art by British artist Laurence Stephen Lowry entitled 'A River Bank' 1947 at Sotheby's auction house in London on March 21, 2014 expected to realise 1.5 - 2.5 million GBP as part of the upcoming Lowry , The A.J Thompson Collection sale AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL.


LONDON.- Sotheby’s held a stand-alone evening sale of 15 paintings by one of Britain’s best-loved artists, L.S. Lowry, at 6pm on 25th March 2014. The A.J. Thompson Collection, was estimated to fetch in excess of £15 million, includes well-known masterpieces that have previously been exhibited in the Tate’s highly acclaimed retrospective in 2013, amongst many other museum shows. A.J. Thompson – who only collected artworks by Lowry and no other artists - bought his first painting by the artist at Sotheby’s in 1982. His focus and extraordinary eye for the best compositions by Lowry enabled him, over the course of three decades, to put together one of the greatest collection of the artist’s work in recent history. Encompassing some of the artist’s most iconic works - including the only two paintings of Piccadilly Circus that the artist produced, one of which stands as the highest priced work by the artist at auction* - the collection also reveals Thompson’s insight and rare instinct as a collector for this well-known but often misunderstood artist.

Frances Christie, Sotheby’s Head of Modern & Post-War British Art Department comments, “We are delighted with the results of tonight’s sale, which reflect the superb quality of the works that Tony Thompson collected so carefully over the course of three decades. His instinct to hone in on the very best examples of the artist’s work generated the enthusiastic response in the sale room. Underlying this evening’s success was notable international bidding for an artist who is typically considered to have a particularly British appeal. We saw participation from clients not only across Europe but also the US, demonstrating the widespread demand for this remarkable artist. These were collectors who were buying in this collecting category for the first time, as well as clients who were familiar to us but buying their first L.S. Lowry work. Tonight’s result is testament Tony’s passion for L.S. Lowry and his talent in assembling such an extraordinary collection.”

Speaking about L.S. Lowry, Frances Christie comments, “The recent major exhibition at Tate curated by T.J. Clark and Anne Wagner, Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life, helped to reposition the artist within a much wider artistic context, dispelling popular assumptions that he only depicted a very simplified view of England. In fact, he was a fantastically accomplished artist who turned his remarkable skills of observation and representation to creating some of the most complex and visually compelling images of modern life painted in the 20th Century. His work captured a fast-disappearing way of life in Britain, one that is more familiar in some of the world’s emerging economies today.”





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