antiques: Lowry s Liverpool.
The magnificent work was painted in 1962 and acquired the following year by Vernon Sangster, the founder of Vernon's Pools. Since then, apart from a brief exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery in 1973, it had been "lost" for more than 30 years.
Auctioneers Christie's said bids of pounds 300,000-500,000 were anticipated. I reckoned it could sell for twice as much. It did.
The rediscovered masterpiece sold for pounds 1,072,000, the second highest price for the artist at auction.
Remember I told you so.
Lowry's Liverpool sold for pounds 1,072,000
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|Publication:||Daily Post (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Jun 17, 2006|
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