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Lot 193

Lots 193-217 The Collection of Reginald Hill - John Christopherson, British 1921-1996 - Valley...

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Lot 193

Lots 193-217 The Collection of Reginald Hill - 
John Christopherson, 
British 1921-1996 - 

Price Realised: £1,181

Estimate: £700 - £900

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 193


Lots 193-217 The Collection of Reginald Hill - 
John Christopherson, 
British 1921-1996 - 

Valley of Signs, 1960; 

oil and gesso on board, signed lower right 'Christopherson' and signed, titled, dated and numbered on the reverse 'John Christopherson Valley of Signs 2/12/60 97', 45.8 x 40.3 cm (ARR) 

with Reginald Hill (d.2017), owner of Reille Gallery, London; 
private collection, gifted by the above 

this sensational early work by the artist displays the influence of Jean Dubuffet on the artist in its handling of paint and sheer breadth of imagination. Christopherson exhibited widely throughout his career at at the Leicester Galleries, the Marjorie Parr Gallery and Agnews, with more recent memorial exhibitions held at England & Co. His correspondence, which includes from Ithell Colquhoun, and archive are now in the Tate Archive, London. A large number of his works are held by Kettle's Yard. 

Buyer's Premium

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.

It applies to lots with hammer value over €1,000 as follows:
0 to €50,000 - 4%, €50,000.01 to €200,000 - 3%
€200,000.01 to €350,000 - 1%,
€350,000.01 to €500,000 - 0.5%
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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