Christie’s Evening sale of Modern British & Irish Art which include Lord Forte’s collection of LS Lowry works demonstrated the increasing demand for Lowry’s art. The sale made £23.6m with 36 out of 50 lots sold. Other big sales were:
- 1935 (painting), 1935, by Ben Nicholson, O.M. (1894-1982), sold for £959,650/ $1,512,408/ €1,123,750. This is a key work from this important decade in the artist’s oeuvre.
- Double Anemones, 1921, by Sir William Nicholson (1872-1949) sold for £265,250/ $418,034/ €310,608, setting a world record price for the artist at auction.
- Still Life Variations 2, 1969, a refined work by William Scott, R.A. (1913-1989), one of the Irish masters of the 20th century, sold for £385,250, far exceeding the pre-sale estimate of £200,000-300,000.