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Sale SS4: 20th Century and Contemporary Art Auction

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Tuesday, 27th February 2018

Okehampton Street, Exeter

20th Century and Contemporary Art Auction

  • Sale
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Auction Lot

Lot 1: Lydia Corbett [b 1934] - Boy and Dove

Lydia Corbett [b 1934] - Boy and Dove - signed watercolour 40 x 30cm, within the artist's pen and ink decorated mount and painted frame 'I'm always grateful to Picasso for his huge kindness. He gave me confidence in life and I have followed in his footsteps. I was very lucky. There were lots of beautiful girls around and he encouraged me to be a painter'. Lydia Corbett in 1954, the pony-tailed teenager, Lydia Corbett was introduced to Pablo Picasso at Vallauris on the French Riviera when the artist was separating from his wife Francois Gilot. Her presence brought a new energy to his work and she became the favoured model for various works of art, including the Heads of Sylvette, a series of moulded metal sculptures produced by Picasso She was known then as Sylvette David, and changed her name to Corbett during this period.. in 1968, Lydia moved to England and gave her creative energy to painting. She has since exhibited in London, Europe and Japan. The Anthony Petullo Foundation in America has a collection of her watercolours. in 1993 the Tate Gallery staged a major exhibition of Picasso's sculpture and paintings to coincide with a documentary film on Lydia and Picasso shown on BBC2.in 2014 parallel exhibitions in London and Germany showcased the work of Corbett and Picasso. Corbett's fluid lines bring life to familiar themes and her 'assured and gentle approach to the human figure', recalls the work of Marc Chagall.

Estimate: £150 - £250
Realised: £160
Auction Lot

Lot 2: Lydia Corbett [b 1934] - A Stoneware Jug in the Form of A Female Figure, Decorated in Black and Pale Lilac Tones on An Ivory Ground, Impressed Personal Seal At Base of Handle, 21cm High

Lydia Corbett [b 1934] - a stoneware jug in the form of a female figure, decorated in black and pale lilac tones on an ivory ground, impressed personal seal at base of handle, 21cm high.

Estimate: £40 - £60
Realised: £500
Auction Lot

Lot 3: Lydia Corbett [b 1934] - Sail Away; A Painted Driftwood Model,

Lydia Corbett [b 1934] - Sail Away; a painted driftwood model,- signed, inscribed and dated '98 on the reverse 35cm long.

Estimate: £40 - £60
Realised: £110
Auction Lot

Lot 4: Cassina After Gerrit Rietveld - A Red & Blue Zig Zag Chair,

Cassina after Gerrit Rietveld - A Red & Blue Zig Zag Chair,- laminated wood and metal construction trademarked and stamped 1916 87cm high.

Estimate: £200 - £300
Realised: £620
Auction Lot

Lot 5: Patrick Hughes [b 1939] - Rubbish Rainbows

Patrick Hughes [b 1939] - Rubbish Rainbows - screenprint numbered 60/100 signed, inscribed and dated '78 sheet size 89 x 63cm.

Estimate: £200 - £300
Realised: £380
Auction Lot

Lot 6: Terry Frost, RA [1915-2003] - Swing Blue

Terry Frost, RA [1915-2003] - Swing Blue - silkscreen print signed and numbered 67/150in pencil in the bottom margin image size 46 x 31.5cm.

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
Realised: £900
Auction Lot

Lot 7: Sir Terry Frost [1915-2003] - Red and Black, Squeezed

Sir Terry Frost [1915-2003] - Red and Black, squeezed - screenprint signed and numbered 86/100 23 x 27.5cm.

Estimate: £200 - £300
Realised: £620
Auction Lot

Lot 8: Sir Terry Frost [1915-2003] - Blue and Black

Sir Terry Frost [1915-2003] - Blue and Black - screenprint signed and numbered 201/300in pencil 23 x 28cm.

Estimate: £200 - £300
Realised: £580
Auction Lot

Lot 9: Sandra Blow [1925-2006] - Allegro

Sandra Blow [1925-2006] - Allegro - screenprint and collage signed and numbered 10/125 21 x 21cm.

Estimate: £200 - £300
Realised: £400
Auction Lot

Lot 10: Erica Rutherford [1923-2008] - Tokyo Toughies

Erica Rutherford [1923-2008] - Tokyo Toughies silkscreen print in colours numbered 42/60 signed, inscribed and dated '71 sheet size 69 x 58cm.

Estimate: £80 - £120
Realised: £110
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