The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Saturday, February 13, 2016


One of the most significant works by one of Britain's best-loved artists sells for £2.3 million
L.S. Lowry, Station Approach, Manchester, dated 1960. Est. £2-3 million, sold for £2,322,500. Photo: Sotheby's.
LONDON.- Tonight, in Sotheby’s sale of Modern & Post-War British Art, an exceptional work by L.S. Lowry, Station Approach, Manchester (dated 1960), sold for £2.3 million. Ranked among the most significant works created throughout the artist’s career, this painting of one of Manchester’s historic landmarks, the London and North Western Railway Exchange Station, epitomises everything that Lowry has become known and loved for. The subject was highly significant for the artist – he chose to produce a smaller version of this painting in 1962 to present to the Royal Academy of Arts, London. The painting was first exhibited in the artist’s sell-out 1961 exhibition at Lefevre Gallery, London and has not been seen in public for a generation.

Frances Christie, Sotheby’s Head of Modern & Post-War British Art Department comments, ‘Station Approach, Manchester is one of Lowry’s most exciting works to emerge onto the market in recent years. Lowry was a master at portraying the energy and vitality of everyday life and in Station Approach, Manchester he captures the hustle and bustle of the crowds heading home after a hard day’s work – it is a superb example of Lowry at his very best.’

The crowds swell around the large sculpture of Oliver Cromwell, presented to the city in 1875, down Victoria Street, across the River Irwell and on to the station building beyond. The painting’s position within the history of the development of England’s industrial heartland is paramount, and this year marks the 130th anniversary of the Exchange station, which when built had the longest platform in the UK.

Built in 1884 and closed in 1969, the Victorian front of Manchester Exchange was actually already torn down by the time Lowry painted this work. Station Approach, Manchester captures the view up Victoria Street and on to the Victorian façade beyond, editing it only very slightly with the addition of the viaduct and the line of buildings to the left-hand side of the composition, which he most probably drew from the nearby Greengate district.





Today's News

June 11, 2014

Strasbourg’s Museum of Contemporary Art opens exhibition of work by Daniel Buren

Previously unknown early work by Paul Gauguin discovered at Bonhams in London

Sotheby's to offer one of the most important works by Peter Doig ever to appear on the market

Getty Museum announces two landmark sculpture acquisitions, including one by Auguste Rodin

The Frick Collection announces plan to enhance and renovate its museum and library

Julien's Auctions announces more rare pieces of art created by controversial graffiti artist Banksy

Chinese pants may be world's oldest: Report says 3,300-year-old trousers found

Masterworks from the collections of the Dukes of Northumberland to be offered at Sotheby's

Landmark collection of over 550 photographs by Harry Callahan donated to Vancouver Art Gallery

Archaeologists narrow search for remains of 'Quixote' author Miguel de Cervantes

Refurbished gallery reopens to the public with a new display and longer opening hours

Larry Clark opens his archive to offer unique photographs for £100 at Simon Lee Gallery

First significant exhibition of British folk art at a major institution opens at Tate Britain

Exhibition of new paintings by Sean Scully opens at Timothy Taylor Gallery

Dame Lucie Rie ceramics and Liberty & Co. designer Archibald Knox offered at Bonhams

Belgrave St Ives opens Jessica Cooper's first solo show with the gallery

Antony Gormley creates inhabitable sculpture for new London hotel

"Painting or How to Get Rid of It" opens at the French Academy in Rome - Villa Medici

Exhibition of works by photography pioneer Dr. Harold Edgerton opens at Michael Hoppen

One of the most significant works by one of Britain's best-loved artists sells for £2.3 million

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center hires David A. Dahlin as President and CEO

1844 Native American Campaign Flag brings $59,375 at Heritage Auctions

Waddington Custot Galleries opens exhibition of recent paintings by Ian Davenport

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Exhibition of photographs by Peter Lindbergh opens at Gagosian Gallery Athens

2.- Austria's Leopold museum exhibits damaged artworks to raise funds for their restoration

3.- Legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix's restored flat a glimpse into swinging London life

4.- Lucian Freud's "Pregnant Girl" sets record for an early painting by the artist

5.- In and out of storage: Mauritshuis exhibits rarely seen works from its collection

6.- North Carolina Museum of Art offers rare opportunity to watch conservator at work

7.- World's largest collection of modern and contemporary Arab art visits Spain

8.- The Phillips Collection offers a rare opportunity to experience 39 paintings from the Paul G. Allen Collection

9.- The Museum of Modern Art launches the Free Online Course Seeing Through Photographs

10.- Global 4-year research project reveals major discoveries in Goya masterpiece "La Aguadora"



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 Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemariasound.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
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