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Famed for whimsical cats, but Louis Wain also took Futurist inspiration

31 January 2022

The recent release of 'The Electrical Life of Louis Wain' starring Benedict Cumberbatch provided a topical spin to this rare Amphora pottery model.

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Enter Wain’s world: after you watch the movie, buy the art

06 January 2022

Artist Louis Wain (1860-1939) is currently being portrayed on the big screen by actor Benedict Cumberbatch with Claire Foy playing his wife in 'The Electrical Life of Louis Wain'.

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Louis Wain’s Cubist cats bring strong overseas interest at New Zealand auction

01 June 2020

Louis Wain (1860-1939) is famed as an artist for his humorous anthropomorphic paintings of cats – typically producing several hundred drawings a year. However, perhaps his most progressive work was the series of ceramic designs in which the cats were rendered in distinctive Cubist form.

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Louis Wain cats are withdrawn from auction

29 September 2008

The volume of artist Louis Wain’s distinctive ceramic animals making a sudden appearance on the market has raised the possibility that some could be reproductions or fakes. Seven have been offered at various UK salerooms in the last month, while two suspect examples have already been pulled from a Bonhams sale.

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Louis Wain’s Cubist cat makes £8200

30 June 2008

THIS pottery figure of a cat is among the rarest of the Cubist-style felines designed by Louis Wain for the Austrian manufacturer Amphora.

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Local crafts carry Cornish sales through month when tourists reign

24 August 2004

THERE are local buyers aplenty for Cornish fare such as Newlyn copper and Troika pottery, but for the lion’s share of their sales Lays (15% buyer's premium) depend on a broader geographical spread of dealers and collectors whose participation tends to peter out during the height of the tourist season.