Modern & Post-War British Art, London

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34-35 New Bond Street, W1A 2AA, London West End, UK
Open: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm


Modern & Post-War British Art, London


Modern & Post-War British Art, London
Auction: Mon 20 Jul - Thu 30 Jul 2020
Exhibition: to Thu 30 Jul 2020
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm


Sale L20140

20 – 30 July 2020 | London | full auction details

Sotheby’s July sale of Modern & Post-War British Art is led by a group of drawings and watercolours by David Hockney from the Estate of David Graves, illuminating the close friendship between Hockney and David and Ann Graves. Lifelong friends, Ann was a model for Hockney from the early 1960s and David worked as his assistant for many years. A further group of works on paper from an American private collection showcases the best of early Modern British, with examples by Paul Nash, including a war-time sketch, Wyndham Lewis and Edward Burra. A selection of important paintings by Alan Davie and works by Donald Hamilton Fraser will be offered from the Hirchhorn Museum, Washington D.C.


The best of British Modernism is represented with paintings and works on paper by Ben Nicholson and sculptures by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. Representative of the breadth of the sale, there are further highlights across the sale by artists such as Walter Sickert, LS Lowry, Victor Pasmore, William Scott, Elisabeth Frink, Kenneth Armitage and Bridget Riley.


David Hockney, R.A.

Audrey on the Sofa, 2002

Estimate £8,000-12,000

Highlights Exhibition

Highlights from the sale will be available to view safely in our New Bond Street galleries from the 3–30 July alongside the Old Master, Impressionist and Modern, and Contemporary sales. Please see further details below to arrange your visit:

3-30 July

Open daily

10:00 – 13:00 Public access

13:00 – 17:00 By Appointment Only


To book an appointment please email your details to or call +44 (0) 207 293 5449


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For sale enquiries please contact:

Frances Christie

Senior Director

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+44 20 7293 5575


Simon Hucker

Senior Director

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+44 207 293 5381


Charlie Minter



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Julia Fischel


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Thomas Podd


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Kirsteen Davidson


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Katarina Stojanovic

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