It’s not just David Bowie. Every since Bowie’s estate sold a mass of Modern British art, there’s been attention on the category as collectors search for exciting works at lower price points with more room to rise in value.
The Telegraph’s Colin Gleadell goes into detail on the upcoming slew of sales in the category taking place in London over the coming weeks. But, first, he gives us the wind up of action in regional auction houses so far this year:
At Henry Adams in Chichester, a flower painting by Lucian Freud’s teacher, Cedric Morris, estimated at £30,000, sold for £165,000. At Cheffins in Cambridge, a painting by the little-known Evelyn Dunbar estimated at £300 sold for £69,000. And at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury in Berkshire last week, a marble carving by Barbara Hepworth’s first husband, John Skeaping, estimated at £3,000, sold for £116,000.