States of mind at Bonhams

There's a surfeit of whimsically memorable works and childhood memories at Bonhams' British and Irish art sale, writes Ros drinkwater.

26th May, 2012
Sensitive Plants by William Russell Flint.

At dinner after the Dublin viewing of Irish works from Bonham's forthcoming British and Irish art sale, a fellow guest piped up: "Now what on earth was that fish all about?" The fish was William Scott's minimalist masterpiece (aptly entitled Fish).

The answer is understatement, a state of mind Scott tuned into on a visit to Japan. You either get it or you don't. Anyone who does can expect to pay €73,000 to €98,000 for...

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