Robert Lenkiewicz Art

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Wednesday 23rd June 2021
6pm
Plymouth Auction Rooms
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60 Lots
Lot 1

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002), an original Page From A Notebook, ‘Painter with Moi’,

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002), an aesthetic note, 'Painter with Moi', annotated and dated 'Saturday 16th November 1996' mixed media on paper, signed, 41cm x 28cm, mounted, framed and glazed. Provenance, The Somerville Gallery, 2006.

Estimate: £700 - £800 + fees

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Lot 2

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002), ‘Alcoholic. Project 1. Vagrancy’, signed and inscribed on

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002), ‘Alcoholic. Project 1. Vagrancy’, signed and inscribed on an accompanying note, gouache on paper, 43cm x 32cm.

Sold for: £160 + fees

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Lot 3

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002), ‘Reflection in Dark Window by Large Curtain’ inscribed,

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002), ‘Reflection in Dark Window by Large Curtain’ inscribed, further signed, inscribed and dated 1975? On an accompanying note, pen and ink drawing on paper, 9cm x 13cm.

Sold for: £80 + fees

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Lot 4

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) original oil on canvas, signed twice and inscribed verso ‘Lisa Stokes

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) original oil on canvas, signed twice and inscribed verso 'Lisa Stokes in the Studio, Daemon Series, Project 18, St. Antony Theme', 47cm x 39cm, housed in a heavy black 'Lenkiewicz' frame and glazed, overall size 69cm x 62cm.

Sold for: £5,000 + fees

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Lot 5

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) ‘Silver Lake’ signed limited edition print 34/475, 59cm x

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) 'Silver Lake' signed limited edition print 34/475, 59cm x 59cm, unframed, rolled (scratch marks to the print).

Estimate: £20 - £40 + fees

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Lot 6

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) ‘Self Portrait. Project 10’, signed limited edition print

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) 'Self Portrait. Project 10', signed limited edition print 49/500, 40cm x 71cm, framed and glazed.

Sold for: £120 + fees

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Lot 7

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) a collection of five books including Paintings and Projects,

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) a collection of five books including Paintings and Projects, Robert Lenkiewicz Artist and The Man etc (5).

Sold for: £150 + fees

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Lot 8

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) ‘Self Portrait’ signed limited edition print 300/450,

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) 'Self Portrait' signed limited edition print 300/450, 38cm x 38cm, framed and glazed.

Sold for: £140 + fees

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Lot 9

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) poster ‘Observation On Local Education’, signed,

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) poster 'Observation On Local Education', signed, unframed, rolled, 60cm x 43cm.

Sold for: £10 + fees

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Lot 10

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) oil on board ‘Monochrome Study, 1980’, 32cm x 29cm, framed, signed,

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) oil on board 'Monochrome Study, 1980', 32cm x 29cm, framed, signed, titled and dated on reverse. Provenance, from the estate of an art collector.

Sold for: £3,600 + fees

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Lot 11

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) ‘Big Pete’ oil on canvas, with original artists title label on

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) 'Big Pete' oil on canvas, with original artists title label on reverse, 79cm x 58cm, framed. Big Pete was also known as 'Big Brummie'. Painted circa 1972/3 during Project 1, Vagrancy. Provenance, acquired by the owners family

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500 + fees

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Lot 12

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) ‘Diogenes and Black Pipe’ oil on board, with original artist title

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) 'Diogenes and Black Pipe' oil on board, with original artist title label on reverse, signed, framed, 50cm x 40cm.

As part of the 1972/3 Vagrancy Project the artist often painted local vagrants who would gather around a ‘dos house’ known as Jacob Ladder. Lenkiewicz named him Diogenes after the Greek Philosopher who lived in a barrel after finding the tramp dwelling in a concrete pipe in a rubbish tip. Real name Edwin McKenzie (1912-1984), Diogenes soon became very popular at the studio with many people coming in to see not just the artwork but to meet the man himself. Many of the paintings were exhibited at the vagrancy exhibition in 1973 held at Jacobs Ladder.

The artist arranged for Diogenes to be embalmed following his death.

‘Then, as he was dying, we had an understanding; he very much had the policy of ‘live while you can and live in clover, when you’m dead, you’m dead all over- — he didn’t much care what happened to the corpse. After he died I kept the agreement, which was to take the corpse, the “vacated premises”, and pass it on to a local funeral parlour who could embalm him effectively, and this was done. And it was done effectively because I have the corpse to this day.’ – Quote from Robert Lenkiewicz by Joe Stoneman.

Provenance, acquired by the owners family circa 1980.

Sold for: £4,300 + fees

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