It’s great to hear that at last the Plymouth Colour Collective are holding an art exhibition in Plymouth. After two cancellations it is finally going ahead at the Ocean Studios at the Royal William Yard between 1st and 19th September. On display will be works by Brian Pollard, Lou C Fused Glass, Henry Sells, Arth Lawr and Serendipity. Work by each of these artists has become increasingly popular and collectable, and the Plymouth Auction Rooms will be offering some examples at their upcoming art sale.
Three early works by Brian Pollard, whilst small in size, are quite charming and include Lot 202, a ‘View To The Lizard’, measuring 12cm x 22cm, and also the slightly larger Lot 201, ‘Cornish Bay’, each dating from the 1980’s, it’s clear to see how Brian’s art has evolved over the years. The estimates are attractive at just £100 to £200 each. The perfect local art glass subject by Lou C is Lot 208, ‘Plymouth Hoe – Fireworks’, at just £150 to £200 this could prove to be a good investment. Works by Arth Lawr have attracted regular bidders from the US and Lot 205 ‘A View of Plymouth’, a neat naive painting should easily sell for over £100.
There are many other contemporary art works in the 15th September auction, but causing the most debate is a piece by graffiti and street artist Banksy.
Back in 2005 Banksy placed a small concrete artwork depicting a prehistoric figure pushing a shopping trolley in The British Museum, alongside an official looking label. He called it ‘Peckham Rock’ and it stayed in position for 3 days before noticed and removed.
A number of replicas formed as wooden postcards were produced, and this is what will be on offer at the auction. It carries a guide price of £200 to £300. Lots of people who love what he does are willing to pay a lot for his work. At another auction in 2008 a piece titled ‘Keep It Spotless’ was sold for just over £1 million!
The auction will be held at the Saleroom in Plymouth, on Wednesday 15th September at 6pm.