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Auctioning L.S. Lowry: Oil Painting Sales 1990-2012 by Rhian Addison (MA 2013)

9 October 2013

Auctioning L.S. Lowry analyses the fluctuating sales of one of Britain’s most popular artists. Written to inform a variety of audiences from corporate clients to public collections, Rhian Addison has used statistical analysis to assess emerging trends from the sales of L.S. Lowry’s oil paintings over two decades.

Preface by Dr Beth Williamson, University of Bristol

Introduction by Claire Stewart, Curator, The Lowry, Salford

Auctioning L.S. Lowry analyses the fluctuating sales of one of Britain’s most popular artists. Written to inform a variety of audiences, from corporate clients to public collections, Rhian Addison has used statistical analysis to assess emerging trends from the sales of L.S. Lowry’s oil paintings over two decades. The auction data is considered alongside other factors, such as biographical information and exhibition history. This publication contains detailed images of Lowry’s beloved paintings, lesser known works and graphs. To form a greater understanding of Lowry’s popularity, Addison has also discussed the artist’s variety of genres and what will emerge in future sales.

Rhian is a freelance curator and curated One Hundred Years: The RWA and Royal Patronage at the Royal West of England Academy in September 2013. In addition Rhian is the Heritage Collections Officer at Watts Gallery, Compton.

The Nobile Index is a series of monographic publications of art sales prices achieved at auction, for a selection of leading 20th-century British artists. It involves the collaboration of a commercial art dealership, Piano Nobile Works of Art, and the University of Bristol’s History of Art Department, bringing together academic and commercial expertise on the artists for the benefits of those with an interest in their work.