Hepworth leads Christie’s sale of British art:
Christie’s is pleased to announce details of the Modern British and Irish Art Evening Sale which will take place on 25 June, 2015. Featuring 40 lots, the auction presents stellar examples of 20th century British sculpture and painting including Dame Barbara Hepworth’s Two Forms with White (Greek) (estimate: £1.3 -1.8 million, illustrated above), Going to Work by L.S. Lowry (estimate: £700,000-1 million), and Sir Stanley Spencer’s Hilda and I at Burghclere which is considered to be the artist’s most important family portrait to come to the market (estimate: £1.2-1.8 million). There is a strong selection of modernist works, led by Ben Nicholson’s 1945 (off green) (estimate: £700,000-900,000), as well as examples of British Pop, including paintings by Sir Peter Blake and Patrick Caulfield. The sale also comprises a selection of artworks formerly in the outstanding private collection of the late Edgar Astaire, featuring seven works by Mark Gertler. The Modern British and Irish Art Evening Sale as a whole features works with estimates ranging from £20,000 to £1.3 million and is followed by the Day Sale on 26 June, which comprises 146 works starting at just £1,500.