This October, we are delighted to be offering the following work by British artist Maxwell Doig, depicting Yorkshire’s iconic Flamborough Lighthouse (lot 695).
Maxwell Doig was born in Huddersfield in 1966. He trained at Manchester School of Art followed by the Slade and UCL in London. His work came to the notice of critics in the 1990s and in 1997 he won the coveted Villers David Prize.
'In an age when everything is moving so fast, I'm interested in portraying stillness and quiet' - Maxwell Doig
The two works in this auction (also Lot 694 λ Fishing Boat, Dungeness) demonstrate Doig’s ability to bring significance to everyday subjects, to transform the ordinary into something of beauty and meaning. His treatment of the paint surface almost akin to photography, encompasses an overwhelming sense of calm and permanence, impervious to the strains of modern life. Although he does travel in order to find subjects for his work, Doig is primarily concerned with his much-loved home county of Yorkshire in which he finds endless inspiration. Deserted or decaying structures are of particular interest, imbued as they are with a memory of the life and industry that once went on there. Although a figure may not be present, the works evoke a kind of nostalgia for the human stories that once unfolded in their midst.
AUCTION DATE & LOCATION
Wednesday 16 October | 10.30am
Donnington Priory, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2JE
VIEWING IN LONDON:
Tuesday 8 October: 10am-5pm
Evening preview: 6pm-8pm
Wednesday 9 October: 10am-5pm
VIEWING AT DONNINGTON PRIORY:
Friday 11 October: 10am-4pm
Sunday 13 October: 10am-2pm
Monday 14 October: 9am-5.30pm
Tuesday 15 October: 9am-4.30pm
Day of sale: from 8.30am
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