Blog Week 42

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This week has seen a record auction price for an original oil painting by LS Lowry with his famous painting Going to the Match achieving almost £7.9 million including commission.

The painting was previously purchased by the PFA for a then record price of £1.9m in 1999 demonstrating beautifully how values of blue chip artworks have outperformed alternative investment markets over the last twenty years.

If you are interested in purchasing works by Lowry, either signed editions or originals, do contact the gallery as we currently have a beautiful original drawing in stock.

New from Pete Humphreys

This week we have acquired new works from North West based Pete Humphreys in his latest style. The new style combines his famous iconic figurative works with collage techniques utilizing newspapers relevant to the subject matter.

winston churchill original painting newspaper collage wall art pete humphreys
The first two artworks include an awesome depiction of Winston Churchill along with a beautiful Marilyn Monroe painting. Check out the works here but they are truly only fully appreciated in the flesh.

Originals from Barry Hilton

Barry Hilton remains our most enduringly popular landscape artist and we are very much hoping to be hosting an exhibition and personal appearance with him early in 2023.

In the meantime, we have acquired two new original paintings this week which demonstrate why he has garnered such a following over the last fifty years.

Yellow field painting by landscape artist Barry hilton
Salford Museum Geoffrey Key Exhibition

This weekend Giles finally got the chance to visit the ‘Explore the Collection’ exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery which has been curated by Geoffrey Key.

The exhibition brings together works by three great northern artists, Harold Riley, Geoffrey Key and LS Lowry. Having delved deep into Salford’s archives, Geoffrey Key has selected important works by all three artists along with a selection of additional pieces by other artists. The exhibition is free to view and runs until April 2023 so please do take the time to visit if you get chance.