The Menier Gallery plays host to a private collection of works assembled over twenty-five years. “It’s time to sell some of the art we have accrued to make way for new things and free up some wall space,” says art historian Gerard Hastings. He, along with his business partner David Evans, presents an impressive range of paintings, drawings and prints by both Neo-Romantic and Modern British artists. “We both appreciate the same painters and have been fortunate enough to have spent time with some extraordinary pictures over the years. But we’re aware that, as collectors, we are merely custodians. It’s time to shuffle things up a bit and give other people the opportunity to live with some of these lovely pieces.”

The exhibition features over one hundred pictures, most of which have never been previously exhibited, and includes more than sixty rare prints and drawings by Keith Vaughan. There is also a wide range of affordable works on paper by Prunella Clough, John Minton, John Craxton, Michael Ayrton, Graham Sutherland, John Piper, Henry Moore and Robert Medley – among others. Howard Hodgkin, Anthony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Gilbert and George, The Chapman Brothers, Gavin Turk and Tracey Emin represent Modern British painters.

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