Rare Auction LS Lowry Painting Estimated To Sell For A Huge Price … At Auction

LS Lowry’s only auction room painting will be auctioned at Sotheby’s next month with an estimate of up to £ 1.8million.

The 1958 auction has never been offered at auction before and was acquired by its current owners over two decades ago.

The Stretford-born artist’s painting was first exhibited at the Manchester Art Gallery in 1959 as part of a retrospective exhibition.

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It was also presented at the Royal Academy of Art in London in 1976 and was last exhibited at AMNUA in China in 2014.

Populated by a multitude of characters, including a dog on a leash, the painting represents a lively auction room with the auctioneer at the platform ready to knock down the hammer.



The 1958 painting is estimated at between £ 1.2 million and £ 1.8million at auction

Expectations have estimated that the painting could sell for between £ 1.2 million and £ 1.8million when it is auctioned off at Sotheby’s Modern British Art auction on November 23.

Before the auction, the painting will be on display to the public from November 18 to 22.

Frances Christie, Vice-President of Sotheby’s UK & Ireland, said: “There can be few paintings more apt for auction than Lowry’s own auction scene, a work that captures the buzz of an auction. auction in a way that only Lowry, with his distinctive iconography, could.

“The artist was no stranger to auctions himself, and as an avid collector of pre-Raphaelite clocks and art, he indulged his passion with auction houses from Manchester to London.



“The Auction” is the only painting by Lowry to represent an auction room.

“He often kept track of his own photos passing through Sotheby’s later in life, showing an appreciation for his work that stood in stark contrast to the early days of his career when he fought for recognition.

“The pleasant circularity of The Auction’s appearance at Sotheby’s would no doubt have satisfied Lowry’s wry sense of humor – a life case imitating art.”

Last month a painting by LS Lowry of a busy street in Stockport sold at auction for £ 350,000.

The oil painting on canvas was one of two by the artist to depict Crowther Street in Stockport.

Born in 1887, Laurence Stephen Lowry spent much of his life in Salford and his work became strongly linked to Greater Manchester.

He is believed to have completed around 1,000 paintings before his death in 1976, with over 400 works housed in the Lowry Theater.

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