Monday, 8 July 2013

1964 - Standing Figures

Standing Figures 1964
34 x 24.8 cm. (13 3/8 x 9 3/4 in.)
Sold [June 2005] for £22,800 inc. premium
Signed, Dated 1964 and numbered 26 (lower right)

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 1970

When purchasing the present lot, Lowry commented to the present owner that the central figure of the composition had a striking resemblance to John Lennon. Although he never confirmed whether this was intentional, the fact the work was executed in 1964 at the height of Beatle Mania cannot be overlooked.

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