Pictures Donated to Dog Welfare Charity Come to Auction

Pictures Donated to Dog Welfare Charity Come to Auction

Sworders are to sell two artworks benefitting The Dogs Trust as part of the Modern and Contemporary sale on October 5

23 September 2021

Proof that the UK is a dog loving nation, the two pictures with an estimated five-figure value, were recently donated to the UK's largest dog welfare charity at a time when resources are stretched. When Covid-19 restrictions were in full force more than 3m households adopted new pets for company. However, as lockdown rules have eased and people spend time away from their homes, rescue shelters have noticed an uptake in admissions.

 

'David Hockney, New Drawings, Salt Mill, 1994'

Lot 301 - Modern & Contemporary Art, Tuesday 5 Oct 2021

David Hockney RA (b. 1937) 'David Hockney, New Drawings, Salt Mill, 1994' offset lithographic, signed 'David Hockney' in pen l.r., image 69 x 82.5cm

Estimate £400-£600

 

A signed David Hockney (b. 1937) poster promoting an exhibition of drawings at Salts Mill, Shipley in 1994 carries a guide of £400-600. Its subject is Hockney's dachshunds Stanley and Boodgie who provided the inspiration for a series of more than 40 paintings made within two years in the early 90s. Some formed part of the exhibition of drawings held at Salts Mill, Shipley, West Yorkshire when this poster was made. 

 

Ahmed Moustafa Lot 302 Sworders Fine Art

Lot 301 - Modern & Contemporary Art, Tuesday 5 Oct 2021

Ahmed Moustafa (Egyptian, b.1943), Still life with cherub, 1974, oil on canvas, 96.5 x 96.5cm, in original artist's frame

Estimate £15,000-£20,000

 

Also sold to benefit The Dogs Trust is an oil by the celebrated Egyptian artist Ahmed Moustafa (b.1943). Moustafa’ is best known for his work based on the geometry of Arabic calligraphy. However, he trained first as a figurative painter at Alexandria University. Still life with Cherub dates from 1974, depicting kitchen vessels with the carved figure of a cherub to the foreground. It is sold in the original artist's frame with certificate of authenticity dated 03.05.1980. The estimate is £15,000-20,000.

 

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