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Lot 153

Charles Higgins ('PIC'), Scottish 1893-1980 - The Monster; oil on paper, signed lower right...

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Lot 153

Charles Higgins ('PIC'), 
Scottish 1893-1980 - 
The Monster; 
oil on paper, signed lower right...

Price Realised: £289

Estimate: £300 - £500

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

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Lot 153


Charles Higgins ('PIC'), 
Scottish 1893-1980 - 

The Monster; 

oil on paper, signed lower right 'Pic' and signed and titled on the reverse, 18.8 x 23 cm: together with another work by the same artist, 'L'Apprentissage' (mounted/unframed) (2)  

the Estate of the Artist 

writer and painter Charles Higgins painted under the pseudonym of PIC and created some of the most extraordinary and enigmatic British paintings of the 20th century. Setting mythological and fantastical imagery within imagined landscapes, PIC's work transports the viewing through time and the imagination, demonstrating the same visionary zeal as figures such as Marc Chagall, Cecil Collins and Leonora Carrington. His work was exhibited in some of the most important British galleries of the 20th century, including the Wertheim Gallery during the 1930s, Gimpel Fils during the 1940s and 50s and Jack Bilbo's celebrated The Modern Art Gallery in the 1940s. 

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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Buyers intending to export goods should ascertain whether an export licence is required before bidding. Export licences are issued by Arts Council England and application forms can be obtained from its Export Licensing Unit. Details can be found on the ACE website or by phoning ACE on 020 7973 5188. The need for import licences varies from country to country and you should acquaint yourself with all relevant local requirements and provisions before bidding. The refusal of any such licences shall not permit the cancelling of any sale nor allow any delay in making full payment for the lot.

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