In particular, this eerie looking oil on hardboard by John Bellany showing a peculiar looking man playing an accordion sold for a fantastic £24,000. Bellany is a highly respected Scottish painter with many of successful paintings and a unique style in this field. This particular piece had never been publicly exhibited or offered at auction before appearing at McTear’s and definitely caused a lot of excitement in the auction house. It was noted that “The Accordionist” was painted not long after Bellany’s trip to Buchenwald where he encountered a very traumatic experience, which could explain the eeriness of the painting.
|Lot 1781: "The Accordionist"|
Sadly, Bellanny past away last year but his paintings will maintain and prolong the memories people hold of him and his work.
“I paint from my very soul and I want to move people to get inside their hearts”
John Bellany 1942 - 2013 (Credit – http://www.bellany.com/)
|Lot 1716: Wildcat |
|Lot 1826: Woman of The Mediterranean Sea|
Our next special auction are as follows:The Clocks, Scientific & Musical Instruments Auction - 22nd July 2014 at 5.00pm