Plymouth Auction Rooms


Plymouth Auction Rooms, Paul Keen, give us the latest news from the rostrum

Contemporary and Lenkiewicz art were in high demand at this months art auction in Plymouth. It was clear to see at the buoyant auction the divide between demands for traditional and modern art. Auctioneer Paul Keen “we have seen a huge shift in art demands towards modern art including abstract, sculpture and graffiti works, underpinned by an international audience!”.


St Ives artist Neil Canning’s, work ‘Vertigo’ did well and sold for £1,250 which may proof to be a prudent investment. Four abstract sculptures in aluminium surprised many when they soared past their guide prices,  lot 73, Donald Wells (born 1929), 'Message to Arp', aluminium sculpture from 1960 went for £950 and  'Pipe structure with Shield' by Peter Thursby (1930-2011) sold for £520.


The auctioneers are now busy preparing for their next sale of jewellery in ten days. For more details message them at or call 01752 254740

Three printed works by graffiti street artist soared past their estimates raising almost £3000. The top lot at the sale was a charming painting by Robert Lenkiewicz titled ‘Anna in the Studio’ this sold to a collector from the middle east for £5600 closely followed by another work ‘Myriam’ at £4000 to a London buyer online.


Brian Pollards view of the Hoe generated a real bid battle and a local gent fortunate to have seat in the saleroom had to go all the way to £980 to buy it against a telephone bidder from New York!