Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Great Moments in Art: The Auction

The Auction: Eyes front


Dear Diary,

Today, I attended my first auction: Sworders, Fine Art Auctioneers put on a show of 300+ lots of lovely pieces, nearly all my painter-artist hero's were represented.

You can, I think, enjoy it all here  https://sworder.co.uk/Modern-British-Art/2017-02-14

In spite of coaching and prep from super-friends Richard and Fiona Campbell, walking into the auction felt rather like walking into a pub for the first time - knowing you are still a tad under age. Anyway we browsed, salivated, and put on a stern countenance which seemed to be par for the course.

It also seemed to be par for the course to chuckle at the auctioneer's asides and quips.

We came away enlightened and empty handed.
However on May 24 we have 500 years of Printmaking a must.