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Art Market#7 - The Collection of Sir Nicholas Goodison at Christie's

Amazing results for Modern and Post-War British Art yesterday at Christie’s London.

The sale of The Collection of Sir Nicholas Goodison – former chairman of London Stock Exchange, patron and collector – comprising of a wide and careful selection of 246 lots, totalled GBP 7,996,212 including buyer’s premium.


The sale was led by lot 29, Sixth Assembly of Figures, a large oil on canvas of 1962 by Keith Vaughan (1912-1977) which was hammered for GBP 705,600 (estimate GBP 100,000 – GBP 150,000).

Lot 29. KEITH VAUGHAN (1912-1977), Sixth Assembly of Figures, 1962

oil on canvas, 45 x 50 in. (114.3 x 127 cm.)


Highlights included lot 10 and lot 49 by Peter Lanyon (1918-1964), two oil on canvas from 1962 and 1956, hammered respectively for GBP 403,200 (estimate GBP 180,000-250,000) and for GBP 567,000 (estimates GBP 100,000-150,000).

Lot 10. PETER LANYON (1918-1964), Two Close, 1962

oil on canvas, 48 x 36 in. (121.9 x 91.4 cm.)


Excellent performance also for the lovely ink and gouache on paper from 1940 by Graham Sutherland (1903-1980), Road near Crickhowell, which starting from an initial estimate of GBP 5,000-8,000 realised a price of GBP 30,240.

Lot 30. GRAHAM SUTHERLAND, O.M. (1903-1980), Road near Crickhowell, 1940

ink and gouache on paper, 5 1⁄2 x 4 3⁄4 in. (14 x 12 cm.)