At Art Basel, Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert has a Gerald Laing Ben Day work on offer for £550k. Navy Pilot from 1963 is an image taken from an American magazine of the time. Laing made the work as the first picture he painted on his 1963 trip to the US. Laing was staying in Robert Indiana’s Coenties Slip studio. The This was also the first time Laing combined flat primary color with the half-tone Ben-Day dots.
Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert also has Eduoardo Paolozzi’s Collage (1948) which is on offer for £380k, an important both for its early date and for its scale. It is a finished exhibition piece, intended as a collage, though many of Paolozzi’s collages are smaller in scale and were meant as studies for other works.