Take Five: Modern & Contemporary British Art

6/09/2019     Modern & Contemporary British Art, News Stories & Press Release

We asked a group of professionals working in the art world to Take 5 and pick five of their favourite lots from the upcoming  Modern & Contemporary Art auction. The auction will take place Tuesday 24 September, starting at 12 noon.

Tabish Khan (@londonartcritic)

Meet our first taste-makerTabish Khan, an art critic specialising in London's art scene, covering contemporary and historical exhibitions. He visits and writes about hundreds of exhibitions a year covering everything from the major blockbusters to the emerging art scene. Tabish has been visual arts editor for Londonist since 2013. Contributions include reviews, previews, news, experiences and opinion pieces.Here he chooses his top five lots from our coming sale.

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Lot 6: Charles Mills Sheldon, American 1866-1928- The Blasts of War ‘mid the Blasts of Winter; watercolour, gouache en grisaille on paper
Lot 33: Gwen Raverat SWE, British 1885-1957- Ely Cathedral, c.1935; woodcut on wove
Lot 136: Maggi Hambling CBE, British b. 1945- Venice Sunset, April 1987; oil on canvas
Lot 219: Glenys Barton, British b. 1944- Head with relief figures, 1976-1977; slip-cast bone china sculpture in two parts, produced by Wedgwood
Lot 324: Tim Lewis, British b.1961- Because We’re Small, 1998; mixed media construction with electric motor

 

 


 

Sara Terzi (@sara_terzi)


Sara Terzi

Italian born, Sara Terzi is a London based Curator and Exhibition Manager specialising in Contemporary Art. Through her projects she particularly focuses on promoting the practice of emerging and women artists. She began her career at The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, one of Europe's premier museums devoted Modern Art; has worked as Director for Contemporary Art at The Fine Art Society; and has established the non-profit Platform Foundation. Here she chooses his top five lots from our coming sale.

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Lot 271: Amanda Faulkner, British b. 1953- Dressing II, 1987; pastel and charcoal on paper
Lot 3: Dame Laura Knight DBE RA RWS, British 1870-1977- Mme (Anna) Pavlova, 1920; pen and ink on paper
Lot 120: Gillian Ayres CBE RA, British 1930-2018- Silk Road III, 1995-96; oil on canvas
Lot 1: Augustus Edwin John OM RA, British 1878-1961- Dorelia; pastel on paper
Lot 136: Maggi Hambling CBE, British b. 1945- Venice Sunset, April 1987; oil on canvas

 

 

 


 
Harriet Pattinson (@harrietpattinsonart


Harriet is a London-based artist practicing mainly in the medium of oil paint. Across both her commissioned portraits and figurative work, she has a particular love and fascination for painting people. You can view her work here on her website. Here she chooses his top five lots from our coming sale.

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Lot 80: Clarke Hutton, British 1898-1984- Untitled abstract (turquoise), 1983; mixed media on panel
Lot:124: Michael Kenny RA, British 1941-1999- El Pasa de la Muerte, 1995; mixed media on paper
Lot 141: Mireille Spademan, French/British, late 20th/early 21st century- Male figure studies; charcoal drawings on paper
Lot 224: Glenys Barton, British b. 1944- Multifaced Head I, 1990; stoneware with turquoise glaze
Lot 341: Tai-Shan Schierenberg, British b.1962- Girlfriends, 1992; oil on canvas

 




Romy Elliott (@romyelliottart)


Meet our final taste-maker to Take 5 Romy Elliott. Romy is a full-time artist based in London and works predominantly as an animal portrait artist specialising in dogs and horses in charcoal and oil on canvas. You can view more of her work here on her website. Here she chooses his top five lots from our coming sale.

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Lot 16: Thomas Howard Somervell OBE FRCS, British 1890-1975- On Berker Moor; gouache on paper
Lot 34 : Jacob Kramer, Ukrainian/British 1892-1962- Head of a bearded man, 1918; brush and black ink on brown paper
Lot 78 : Ben Sunlight, British 1935-2002- One Flesh, 1965; oil on canvas
Lot 117 : Mary Potter OBE, British 1900-1981- Reflections, 1970; oil on canvas
Lot 255 : Stephen Chambers RA, British, b. 1960- I'm talking dog, 1995; watercolour on paper

 




Lolita Cros (@l0l0lita) Image of Lolita by @pamela_hanson  

Born in Paris, Lolita Cros is an independent curator living and working in New York City. She is known for creating projects and exhibitions that combine work by both established and emerging artists. Lolita is now the curator and consultant for all current and upcoming spaces of women's club The Wing. Artists featured in The Salon at @the.wing including @marilynminter and @jennyholzerstudio among many others. Here she chooses his top five lots from our coming sale.

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Lot 350: WendyTaylor CBE FRSS, British b. 1945- Untitled construction
Lot 159:Janina Ede, British 1937-2018- Mary Plain Goes to America
Lot 192 : Hadrian Pigott, British b.1961- Sidekick
Lot 165 : Aneela Majid, British b. 1963- Woman in white
Lot 149 : Norman Stevens ARA, British 1937-1988- French Curve, Fronds and Clapboard House Again




You can find the full catalogue for the Modern & Contemporary British Art Auction here.

The auction will take place Tuesday 24 September, starting at 12 noon.

Viewing Times 
Friday 20 September 1.00 am - 5.00 pm
Sunday 22 September 10.00 am - 2.00 pm 
Monday 23 September 9.30 am - 5.30 pm 
Tuesday 24 September 9.30 am - 11.30 am

Read more about the sale here and here.

 

 

 

 

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