7/10/2014 Prints & Multiples , News Stories & Press Release
Coinciding with the London Royal Academy major retrospective of Australian art, prints by Australian artists proved popular with buyers in our October auction of Modern and Contemporary Prints.
Bucking recent trends in the Australian art market, several lots soared over estimate to achieve outstanding results. Of particular interest was a woodblock printed in colour by the Australian artist Cressida Campbell.
Born in 1960 Cressida Campbell is an Australian visual artist whose woodblock prints are unique one off prints, meticulously crafted by drawing and then engraving the design for the print on to wood. Campbell combines a naturalistic style with a decorative finesse through which she explores the simpleness of everyday life.
Entitled “Alison” the work was from the estate of the late English poet Christopher Logue CBE, who was associated with the British Poetry Revival and a pacifist. A letter from the artist to Christopher Logue accompanied the lot which was fiercely fought over by bidders in the phone and online.
The work sold for £3,840 in Roseberys London 4 October auction of Modern & Contemporary Prints.
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