Sunday, July 31, 2016

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Ernest & Gregory Disney-Britton
Crucifixion" (1922) by David Jones, Pencil and Watercolor (9.3 x 6.5 in.) Collection of David Bowie
Head’s up, collectors. We’re calling your attention to British artist David Jones (1895-1974), a Christian artist we learned about this week. He is best known for his watercolors like "Crucifixion," but he also created sculptures and drawings. Christianity and Welsh heritage dominated Jones's work, and you can find examples in collections throughout the UK at the Tate Museum, the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, and the National Museum of Wales. Another of his collectors was rock star David Bowie, and when Bowie died in January, many wondered what would happen with his collection? Wonder no more. This fall, you can bid on "Crucifixion" by David Jones at auction.
David Bowie with Peter Howson's Croatian and Muslim (1994). Photograph: Richard Young
The nearly 300 works in David Bowie's personal art collection will go on auction at Sotheby's of London on November 10&11, 2016. Prior to the auction, however, a preview exhibition including "Crucifixion" by David Jones and "Croation & Muslim in Mail" (1994) by Peter Howson will travel to Los Angeles (September 20–21), New York (September 26–29), and Hong Kong (October 12–15).

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