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Lot 229

Patrick Procktor RA RWS, British 1936-2003 - Demeter, 1977; watercolour on paper, signed and dated...

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Lot 229

Patrick Procktor RA RWS, 
British 1936-2003 - 
Demeter, 1977; 
watercolour on paper, signed and dated...

Price Realised: £3,900

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

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

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Lot 229


Patrick Procktor RA RWS, 
British 1936-2003 - 

Demeter, 1977; 

watercolour on paper, signed and dated lower right 'Patrick Procktor 77' and titled lower left 'Demeter', 39.6 x 29.5 cm (ARR) 

with Redfern Gallery, London (according to the inscribed label attached to the reverse); 
private collection 

Patrick Procktor was one of the most important British artists of the late 20th century, celebrated alongside his friends Keith Vaughan and David Hockney. Known for his natural and colourful figurative style, his watercolours encapsulate his talent and wit. An intrepid traveller, his works were often inspired by the colours and sounds remembered from his trips to Greece, India and Morocco. 

His work has been regularly exhibited at the Redfern Gallery, alongside a touring museum show in 1985 that began at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. He was more recently the subject of an acclaimed retrospective at Huddersfield Art Gallery in 2012. His work is in collections across the world including British Museum, London; Los Angeles County Museum, Museum of Modern Art, New York and Museo de Arte São Paulo, Brazil.

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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.

VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.

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.

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0 to £50,000 - 4%
£50,000.01 to £200,000 - 3%
£200,000.01 to £350,000 - 1%
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ARR is capped at £12,500

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