Modern art set to take Cirencester saleroom by storm
The first sale of the New Year at The Cotswold Auction Company Bankside auction rooms on the 28 th
January promises to kick the year off in style. The theme of the sale - Pictures, Antiques and Interiors
- and already an amazing consignment of 20 th Century art to suit all budgets has been booked in.
Taking just a sample of the 20 th Century British artists:-
Coming in with the highest pre-sale estimate of £7000-£10,000, is a mixed media work by Henry
Moore (1898-1986) – Composition for a Poem by Henry Read. Perhaps better known for his
sculptures, Moore was a hugely talented and influential artist and early user of the Modernism style,
his work is still highly sought after today.
Another artist perhaps more famous for her sculptures is Dame Elisabeth Frink, but here it is a
lithograph which is on offer. Entitled ’Man and Bull III’ it is signed by the artist, and should attract
bidders with an affordable pre-sale estimate of £300-£500.
Another chance to own Gallery quality art comes in the form of small oil on canvas featuring a
crystal vase with two flower buds, by Craigie Aitchison (1926-2009). Estimated at £3500-£4500 this
piece is typical of the artist’s simple style. The Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland both
feature Aitchison’s work in their collections.
Sir Terry Frost (1915-2003) is also represented in the collection entered for sale. Renowned for his
use of light, colour and shape and an early exponent of abstract art. In for sale an applique picture
entitled ‘Dusk to Dawn’ has a pre-sale estimate of £800-1200.
These artists just scratch the surface, with diverse names such as Jacob Epstein, Matthew Draper,
Clifford Fishwick, Laura Knight, Josef Herman, Peter Kinley, Alan Davie, Michael Canning, David Hosie
and Margie Britz also featured - and various estimates starting at £100 all the way up to £1500.
Good 17 th , 18 th and 19 th Century art is also invited for this sale, which already promises to be an
exciting auction for the New Year. Contact the Auctioneers on 01285 642420 or for a free valuation or to discuss buying or selling at auction.

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