Sunday, 7 February 2010

Sotheby's Sale of Ken Laidlaw works

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

Ken Laidlaw and Mike Leigh

Here's a poster Ken Laidlaw did in 1971 for film director, Mike Leigh.
The film, 'Bleak Moments' launched Leigh's career and he went on to direct masterpieces such as Abigail's Party and Secrets and Lies which won a Palm d'Or at Cannes.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Charleston House follies

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.

Uri Geller's art collection

Uri Geller has expressed a great interest in Ken Laidlaw's work with over 90 pieces in his collection. The photo above shows Laidlaw and Geller with the painting entitled 'Creative Circles'.