10th Jul, 2022 12:00

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

  Lot 92


mixed media on paper, signed, titled and dated 1983 label verso
image size 25cm x 26cm, overall size 41cm x 43cm
Framed and under glass.
Note: personal inscription on framer's label verso.
Note 2: a remarkably rare early work by Avril Paton, the artist who painted "Windows in the West", one of Scotland's best known and most popular contemporary paintings which was acquired for the nation by The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and is currently on display at Kelvingrove Gallery, Glasgow. There has been much written about Paton's work from the 1980/90s explaining the meticulous detail and the many months it took to complete a single picture. Paton eventually moved on to a more spontaneous abstract style of work and consequently her earlier paintings are a distinct isolated body of work and the examples from this time are few and rarely, if ever, appear at auction. However, in The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction on 16th August 2020 lot 591 Topping Out Day by Avril Paton was sold for a new auction record price of £8000 (hammer). Paton's early work from this period has been studied as part of the curriculum for many of the nation's youth and there are several talks and discussions on YouTube.


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Sold for £700
Estimated at £400 - £600

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