Patrick Procktor’s Three Figures from Memory II (1964) is to be auctioned at Christie’s in London on 26th June. This significant early painting, which has been in a private collection since the 1970s, was included in the important New Generation show at the Whitechapel Gallery, London in 1964. It is also reproduced in the seminal book Private View (1965), by Bryan Robertson and John Russell (with photographs by Snowdon).

The painting is amongst a number of works by Procktor which I will consider in my presentation at The Place of Painting symposium at The MAC, Belfast on 21st June.

Further details of Three Figures from Memory II  are available on Christie’s website: http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Paintings/patrick-procktor-ra-three-figures-from-memory-5802442-details.aspx?intObjectID=5802442


• I have been invited by The Sandra Blow Estate to write a short text for a catalogue of the artist’s paintings. The publication is connected with a major show of Sandra Blow’s work at The Exchange, Newlyn. The exhibition opens on 26th July and continues until 4th October.





Image: Patrick Procktor Three Figures from Memory II, oil and collage on canvas, 1964.
© The Artist’s Estate/The Redfern Gallery, London.

Photograph courtesy of Christie’s, London. Thanks to Will Porter at Christie’s for his kind assistance.

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