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Lot 107

David Heathcote, British b.1931 -   Black Dancer, 1982;   oil on canvas,...

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Lot 107

David Heathcote,
British b.1931 -
 
Black Dancer, 1982;
 
oil on canvas,...

Price Realised: £1,300

Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 107

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David Heathcote,

British b.1931 -

 

Black Dancer, 1982;

 

oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right 'David Heathcote 1982', 82 x 122 cm (ARR)

 

Note: This work is by the British artist David Heathcote, who studied at the Canterbury College of Art before completing his training at the Slade School of Fine Art in London under Keith Vaughan and Claude Rogers. Heathcote is a multi-disciplinary artist who has worked in a range of media, including paintings, prints, and sculpture, over the course of his career.

 

This work is a wonderful example of Heathcotes oil painting from the 1980s, demonstrating a particularly intense period of experimentation with figurative expressionism, executed in the vibrant colour palette which defines much of the artists output. The work shares a language with his contemporaries such as Ken Kiff and Leon Kossoff.

 

Heathcote himself has described how he was heavily influenced by early twentieth century artists, including Paul Cezanne, Pierre Bonnard, and Marc Chagall, whose dreamlike and somewhat surreal interpretation of the world around them can be perceived in Heathcotes paintings. His style has also been shaped by the twenty years which he spent living in Zimbabwe and Nigeria towards the beginning of his career.

 

Heathcotes first solo exhibition was held in Zimbabwe in 1961. His work has also been included in the Young Contemporaries Exhibition at the RBA Gallery in London in 1958, and in shows at Ahmadu Bello University and British Council Galleries in Nigeria, theBeckel Odille Boïcos Gallery in Parisand at GV Art in London.

 

The artist said of this work: The dancer in black, with knee flexed, is an isolated image of movement among static figures expressing themselves through distortion.

 

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The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

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Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over €1,000 as follows:
0 to €50,000 - 4%, €50,000.01 to €200,000 - 3%
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Exceeding €500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at €12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

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