Friday, 22 November 2013

18 Lowrys Sold

Here's another painting sold at Bonhams Modern British and Irish art sale in London on 20 November: L.S. Lowry's Steps at Wick (1937) which he painted during a holiday in Scotland. This has also been languishing in a private collection, unseen by the public for 20 years. It fetched £890,000. Altogether Bonhams sold 18 Lowrys for a total of over £1,760,000 (CLICK). Where have they all gone? Into the vaults of anonymous private collectors, to emerge decades later? This isn't good enough. Museums and galleries need to be able to locate them, so they can be borrowed for public exhibitions.


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