The auction on Sunday 28 March saw strong bidding from across the globe. The sale was off with a bang, with one of the first lots of the being a stunning work by John Lowrie Morrison, titled Cottage and the Machair. Always a favourite at auction, this Jolomo sold above high estimate at £4,600.
Graeme Wilcox enjoyed excellent hammer results, with his photo-realistic oil On The Same Page achieving £5,000. Lots 525 and 517 are also memorable – both stand out works by Glasgow School of Art graduate Ryan Mutter.
Lot 517, The Cutty Sark in Moonlight, had the hammer come down at £3,000, setting a new auction record for works by Mutter. Lot 525, Beneath the Titanic, estimated at £800-1,200 also reached close to the record, fetching £2,800.
Another high achiever, reaching a hammer price well above the estimate, was lot 709, an untitled mixed media by William Gear. The notable abstract artist is another favourite at McTear’s regular Scottish Contemporary Art Auction, so a hammer price of £2,000 against an estimate of £350-550 is testament to his popularity among bidders.
Paintings weren’t the only thing to do well under the hammer on Sunday, with several choice sculptural works proving popular. A sculpture by George Wyllie, estimated at £400-600, soared above its estimate, achieving a hammer price of £1,300.
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