Sotheby’s and Aston Martin celebrate British Art: The Jubilee Auction

Words by
Lisa Barnard

23rd June 2022

Featuring the likes of David Hockney, Francis Bacon and Damien Hirst.

After a month-long programme of exhibitions and events, tiaras and tributes, a world class auction is taking place at the end of June. Coinciding with the Platinum Jubilee, Sotheby’s will hold “British Art: The Jubilee Auction” on 29 June in Bond Street. From Turner and Constable to Hockney and Banksy, the auction showcases Britain’s creative spirit. The sale will include a new unique work of The Queen donated by Chris Levine, proceeds from which will benefit the Jubilee Pageant. Sotheby’s Jubilee celebrations and British Art auction are presented in partnership with Royal Warrant holder Aston Martin, which wheeled in its DBX707 to mark the occasion.

Tom Eddison, Senior Director Specialist, Contemporary Art at Sotheby's commented: "This is a celebration of creativity. Aston Martin is all about creativity and Britishness as a brand, and that is what we have planned here throughout the month of June, culminating in our auction on the 29th."

Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer for Aston Martin, added: "If you collect art, want to see art or introduce yourself to art you come to Sotheby's. Designing an Aston Martin is also exploratory. It starts with a sketch, an idea, a response to words, and you come away with an object. It takes about four and half years to go from sketch through the verification process to the finished object."

 

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Chris Levine Lightness Of Being
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Damien Hirst Catholicism
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Aston Martin partners with Sothebys for British Art Auction
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Barbara Hepworth Elegy
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Henry Moore Family Group
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Aston Martin partners with Sothebys for British Art Auction
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Bridget Riley Lilac
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Flora Yukhnovich Bouchers Flesh
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Pauline Boty With Love To Jean Paul Belmond
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Francis Bacon Study For Portrait Of Lucian Freud
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James Jacques Joseph Tissot The Hammock