Those who thought that they could never afford a Henry Moore,
Bridget Riley, John Piper or even David Hockney, might be surprised
to discover that it is not such a far-fetched ambition, even on a
relatively modest disposable income, thanks to the world of the
Modern British print.
It encompasses work by artists from the 20th century, starting
with the Camden Town Group and the Bloomsbury Group, and moving on
through Vorticism and pre-War luminaries such as William Nicholson
and Erics Gill and Ravilious, to post-1945 art by the likes of
Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, John Piper, Terry Frost and Victor
Original prints - where the artist has had a direct involvement
in the creation of the print - in their limited editions, are often
seen as the entry point into the market for new collectors of fine
art, where they can dip a toe in the water without taking the huge
plunge of investing large sums in masterworks like oil
From the ATG Archive
10 March 2012
David Hockney (b.1937) and the late Lucian Freud (1922-2011) have captured the public imagination at the moment.
04 April 2012
A wartime lithograph by C.R.W. Nevinson (1889-1946) promoting Britain’s aerial prowess made a record price for a print by the artist at Sotheby’s latest sale in this category.
28 July 2008
SOME 13 telephone bidders made their presence felt at a recent sale at Lawrences in Crewkerne, Somerset, as they turned out to compete for seven iconic 20th century prints by artists from the Grosvenor School of Art.
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29 August 2014
The First World War centenary has prompted numerous related exhibitions which have rather dominated the calendar this year as you might expect.
19 December 2013
There was a new record for a work on paper by Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (1889-1946) at Bloomsbury on December 11.
28 March 2014
Images and footage of the First World War seem to be featuring prominently on TV at the moment, no doubt part of the extra attention engendered by the marking of the centenary of the outbreak of the conflict in 1914.
27 August 2013
Demonstrating the benefits that provincial auctioneers continue to derive from the growth in demand for Modern British art, a number of this summer’s sale highlights in the regions were supplied by 20th century pictures.
06 March 2014
This picture by CRW Nevinson (1889-1946) is being offered at the Spring Fine Art Sale being held by Tennants in Leyburn, North Yorkshire on March 28-29.
05 April 2013
People sipping wine may be a slightly less familiar subject for Nevinson, but a copy of the print 'Sur La Terrasse, Parnasse' will appear at Bonhams sale of Grosvenor School and Avant Garde British Printmaking in New Bond Street on April 16.