Sunday, 7 February 2010
This picture, 'The Magician' by Ken laidlaw, was sold at Sotheby's in London in 1988 to an American collector. The medium is wax crayon and pencil and the image contains portraits of J P Donleavy (under the magician's arm) and Salvador Dali, who can be seen looking out of a Hieronymous Bosch window in the magician's hat.
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Friday, 15 May 2009
This painting by Ken Laidlaw is now up for auction at Charleston House, home of the Bloomsbury Group collection.
The painting is titled 'Back Three Spaces' and is on a Quijotian theme, where the figure in the foreground (a self portrait) gazes longingly along the path of the board game towards his idealized lover.
Could the next roll of the dice bring them together on the same square?
All proceeds from the auction go towards preserving the collection and bids start at just £40.
There are pieces by Maggi Hambling and Peter Blake and many other prestigious artists, so you could pick up a bargain.