Wednesday, 2 July 2014

As part of our special auctions that occur every five weeks, our Scottish Contemporary Art Auction on the 22nd June saw many attractive and desirable paintings go under the hammer, with a good few reaching and exceeding their auction estimates.

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. 

John Bellany, The Accordionist, oil on harboard, Mctears, Auctions
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 – 

John Bellany, WILDCAT, etching on paper, mctears, auction
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 

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