Local artists feature in Diss modern design auction
PUBLISHED: 12:08 01 March 2019 | UPDATED: 12:08 01 March 2019
An auction of modern design in Diss featuring eclectic mix of paintings, sculptures and furniture will also feature paintings and sketches by Norfolk and Suffolk and Norfolk artists, including those by members of the Norwich Twenty Group.
The group first congregated with eight attendees in November 1944 and have accommodated over 270 members since.
A number of pieces by a past member, John Kiki, will be up for sale at Diss auctioneers TW Gaze on March 2.
Kiki hailed from Cyprus but grew up in Great Yarmouth. His paintings can be characterised by vibrancy within both the colours he uses and in his rapid brush strokes.
His works going under the hammer include an abstract portrait reminiscent of Picasso’s style with a bright, unnatural colour palette and skewed facial features, with qa guide price of £600-£400.
Another local artist with work in the sale is Maggi Hambling. Born and educated in Suffolk, Hambling is most well known for her portraits, paintings of the sea and controversial sculptures. The piece by her in the sale, however, is a sunrise watercolour, estimated at £1,800-£1,200.
With sweeping strokes and colours in abundance, the painting - entitled Sunrise, Hadleigh - differs greatly from Scallop, her famous steel shell that can be seen on Aldeburgh beach.
Other items in the sale range from Scandinavian pottery and sculpture to striking 1950s and 60s designed items and colourful Whitefriars glass.