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Lot 140

Conroy Maddox, British 1912-2005 - Early One Morning, 2003; mixed media on card, signed and dated...

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Lot 140

Conroy Maddox, 
British 1912-2005 - 
Early One Morning, 2003; 
mixed media on card, signed and dated...

Price Realised: £1,312

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

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

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Lot 140


Conroy Maddox, 
British 1912-2005 - 

Early One Morning, 2003; 

mixed media on card, signed and dated lower right 'Conroy Maddox June 2003', titled and dated on the reverse 'Early One Morning 2003' and with artist's label attached to the separate backing card, 27 x 38 cm (unframed) (ARR) 

the work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné on Conroy Maddox, being written by Silvano Levy.

This work is particularly significant as it is one of the last, if not last, complete work Maddox did. The work is dated June 2003, and in November of that year he was admitted to the hospital at the age of 91 and did not paint again. 

The imagery relates to his domestic environment, and the plastic eyes are typical of this period. Maddox created another version under the same title in 2002, with Whitford Fine Art, London. 

Maddox was a key figure in the Birmingham Surrealists alongside John Melville, Emmy Bridgewater and Desmond Morris. Works are in public collections including the National Galleries of Scotland and the Tate. 

With thanks to Silvano Levy for his assistance with the cataloguing of this work.

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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