Paul Neagu developed specific totemic symbols in order to convey his feeling that art and sculpture had the potential to have a profound, spiritual, and potentially healing impact on its audience. The first and most significant of these was the Hyphen form. Take a closer look at 'Ongoing Hyphen' (lot 69) and 'Human Foot Shadow' (lot 79) which featured in our January 2022 auction with Head of Contemporary & Post-War Art, Charlotte Riordan.
Characterised by competitive bidding, strong results and a high selling rate, our Contemporary & Post-War Art sales are among our most popular auctions. Held three times a year in our Scottish saleroom, highlights are also regularly exhibited in our London gallery. Our strong private client base and excellent international marketing reach has seen these sales grow into flagships of our company.
Encompassing works by both emerging and internationally regarded contemporary artists and sculptors, we have achieved top prices for household names including John Hoyland (a world record), Bridget Riley, Eduardo Paolozzi (a world record for a sculpture), Terry Frost, Nicholas Party, Alison Watt and Callum Innes. Regularly featured local favourites include John Bellany and the ‘New Glasgow Boys’ Peter Howson, Ken Currie, Steven Campbell, as well as John Byrne and Alasdair Gray.