Modern & Contemporary Art

Saturday 2 June, 10:30am
Viewing: Thursday 31 May, 10am-4pm; Friday 1 June, 9am-6pm and morning of the sale
Buyer's Commission: 20% + VAT (24% in total) 
Location: The Auction Centre, Leyburn, DL8 5SG
Please note: Accounts and collections will close at 2pm on Saturday sale days 

Tennants Auctioneers’ Modern & Contemporary Art sales have gone from strength-to-strength in recent years, gaining solid results and a loyal following, and with this in mind we are now supplementing, these sales, beginning with the 2nd June sale, by adding complementary lots which have previously formed part of the Fine Art Sales. This will enhance and bring greater specialisation to each of the sales, allowing our collectors to explore their particular areas of interest with more focus.

The forthcoming 2nd June Modern and Contemporary Art sale includes the final instalment from the Estate of Marie Walker Last, a collection of works from the Estate of the late Stephanie Dingle and a selection of works by other Northern artists including; Peter Brook, Brian Shields (Braaq), Harold Riley, Geoffrey Key, Maurice Cockrill, David Blackburn, John Virtue, Norman Adams, Jacquie Denby, Audrey Johnson and a group of prints after L.S. Lowry, including the rare and highly esteemed “Going to the Match” for which Tennants hold the world record price of £22,000.

In addition to this, works by other notable artists included in the sale are John Bratby, John Blakey, Duncan Grant, Peter Howson, Carel Weight, Ken Howard, Nina Hamnet, Eric James Mellon, Emmanuel Levey, John Mackie, Robert Buhler, Ronald Ossary Dunlop, Rudolf Helmut Sauter, Simeon Stafford, Gill Watkiss, Terence Cuneo, Orville Bulman, Oisin Roche and Cliff Phillips, are represented, amongst others.

There are also a selection of bronze sculptures of animalistic and abstract subject matter by Philip Blacker, Barney Boller, Austin Wright, Irene Zack and Ian Greensit.

Tennant’s Modern Interiors Sale will be taking place alongside the Modern & Contemporary Art Sale on 2nd June.

Catalogue available HERE

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