The vital pieces

When building an art collection, it is essential to have pieces from each breakthrough moment of an artist’s life. Bonham’s is offering just that

31st May, 2015
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William Conor's Potato Gatherers

An art collection comprising the works of a particular artist is a little akin to a jigsaw. The focal point will be the prize – the masterpiece – possibly valued in millions, but it is also important to have those ‘blue sky’ fragments that, put together, tell the story of the canon.

An essential is a piece from the artist’s breakthrough period. Should that be a small watercolour, it may cost as little...

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