Bellany, Burns and Bowmore headline art And whisky sales

Giants of Scottish contemporary art, John Bellany and Gerard Burns, will feature in no less than 21 lots in this month’s Scottish Contemporary Art Auction on 10 November.



Ranging in price from £1,200 to £10,000, the nine Gerard Burns oils showcase the multi award winning Glasgow artist’s impressive portraiture skills.  ‘The Pilgrims’ is one of Burns’ most recognisable works, with the large oil on canvas estimated to fetch between £7,000 and £10,000.  Meanwhile, a series of three Matador oils are on offer for between £1,200 and £1,800 each.



With 12 works - including oils, watercolours and signed prints, and prices ranging from £100 to £8,000 - there has never been a better time to secure a work of art  by the acclaimed Port Seton artist, John Bellany.  

Demand for Bellany’s works has never been higher, with recent McTear’s sales including a near record £80,000 for ‘The Finnon Smoker’.  In McTear’s November sale, the oil on canvas ‘The Boathouse’ is on offer for £5,000 to £8,000, while the watercolour ‘Woman with a Hat’ could be yours for £2,500.



In addition, the 275 lot auction will feature fine examples from Scottish contemporary art luminaries including Peter Howson, Ken Howard, Lillian Neilson, Jolomo, John Cunningham, Colin Fraser, Leon Morrocco, Nael Hanna, Alasdair Gray and Graham McKean, amongst others.

If you are looking for a fine dram to enjoy while admiring your new Burns or Bellany, then a bottle of Black Bowmore 1964 Final Edition may fit the bill.   This legendary single malt has seen prices rocket in recent years with this excellent example on offer for £8,000 to £12,000.



Meanwhile, a stunning Glenfiddich 1964 40 year old, encased in a spectacular Atlantis Crystal decanter, has an estimate of £3,000 to £4,000. 

Other bottles in the 385 lot sale will include stunning examples from prestigious distilleries such as Macallan, Springbank and Laphroaig, amongst others. 

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction will take place on Thursday 10 November at 10.30am, while The Whisky: Autumn Colours & Winter Warmers auction will take place on Friday 11 November at 10.30am.



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