Coco Fennell Takes 5

11/02/2022     Modern & Contemporary British Art, News Stories & Press Release

Image of Coco Fennel by @alex_cameron

Meet Coco Fennell, the East London based womenswear designer who is not afraid of a little flair. Her designs are flirtatious, with fitted waists, billowing sleeves, playful prints and a vintage 1970’s Americana feel. The brand has garnered a loyal band of followers over the years, appearing on the likes of Rihanna, Kylie Minogue, Carey Mulligan and Rita Ora. The eccentric designer also has a knack for interiors, and her home is used as the backdrop for various fashion shoots and filming. The charming interior showcases the wide array of treasures Coco has collected over the years from around the globe, from American diner trinkets to antique theatre props.


Here Coco #takes5 to pick five of her favourite lots from the upcoming Modern & Contemporary British & Irish Art auction that will take place at Roseberys on Tuesday 15 February, starting at 10.30am.


Bob and Roberta Smith OBE RA


Lot 184: Bob and Roberta Smith OBE RA, British b.1963 - Soop, 1999; oil on board, signed and dated on the reverse 'Bob + Roberta Smith 99', 33.2 x 122.1 cm.
Estimate:  £2,000- £3,000


Denis Mathews



Lot 55: Denis Mathews, British 1913-1997 - Study of a green parrot perched amongst flowers on a dish (with 'Portrait study of a woman' on the reverse); oil on canvas, 33 x 40.5 cm. Provenance: private collection, Buckinghamshire, purchased from the artist`s retrospective sale at Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth, 1997; private collection. The artist’s partner referred to the painting as ‘Dora Carrington’s Parrot’. The artist studied at the Slade and exhibited with The London Group, Redfern Gallery and Agnews, and had his first one man show in 1947 at The Leicester Galleries.
Estimate:  £300- £500


Sir Noël Coward


Lot 28: Sir Noël Coward, British 1899–1973 - Brighton Beach; oil on canvas board, signed lower left 'Noel Coward, 22.5 x 30.1 cm. Provenance: private collection, Boston; Christie's, Modern British Art Online, 24th November 2017, lot 81; private collection.
Estimate: £2,500- £3,000


Sir Francis Rose


Lot 12: Sir Francis Rose, British 1909-1979 - Standing male figure, 1933; oil on board, signed and dated lower right 'Francis Rose 33', 54.9 x 45.7 cm (ARR) Note: Rose began his career as a set designer for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, sometimes collaborating with his friend Christopher Wood. He was a friend of Gertrude Stein, who owned many of his works and of whom he made a portrait.
Estimate:  £400- £600


Brynhild Parker


Lot 3: Brynhild Parker, British 1907–1987 - Ivy (with 'Still life composition' on the reverse), 1931; oil on board, signed lower left indistinctly 'Brynhild Parker', 60.5 x 35 cm. Exhibited: Alex Reid & Lefevre Ltd, London, 'The 3rd Exhibition of Paintings by The East London Group', December 1931, cat. no.13. Literature: David Buckman, 'From Bow to Biennale: Artists of The East London Group' revised edition, Francis Boutle Publishers, illus. p.346. This confident and intense painting is a brilliant example of this important, yet rarely seen, artist's work. Celebrated as both a painter and illustrator, she was a member of the East London Group from 1930, and this interior painting demonstrates the influence of Camden Town Group, such as Walter Sickert and Harold Gilman. She also created posters for Shell in the 1930s. She had a solo exhibition at the Lefevre gallery in 1938 and her works are in public collections such as Manchester Art Gallery, Ulster Museum and Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum. 
Estimate:  £1,500- £2,500




You can find out more about Coco via her Instagram pages @cocofennell - @cocofhome 


Modern & Contemporary British & Irish Art 
Tuesday 15 February, 10.30am 

Viewing Times at Roseberys Showroom
Friday 11th February 9.30am-5.00pm
Sunday 13th February 10.00am-2.00pm
Monday 14th February 9.30am-5.00pm

Register to bid live online with RoseberysLive or contact us to book a telephone line. Bidding in the room is limited and also by appointment only. 

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