Lot

2.6

'Not Alone' by John Kirby

In Art for Youth London Live Auction 2019

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This item will be auctioned live at the Mall Galleries, Wednesday 11th December at 19.45.

Oil on canvas

52 x 50cm 

John has spent his artistic career stripping away the defences behind which adults have learned to hide. His paintings describe the suffering of people squeezed into the straightjackets of religious, sexual and social norms. His haunting paintings, peopled by hybrid child-adults and transgendered, doll-like figures, point out the flaws in our rose-tinted view of childhood - and suggest that the child inside us may not be such a carefree spirit after all. John was born in Liverpool in 1949. He trained at Central St Martin and the Royal College of Art in London. He has exhibited extensively in Europe and the United States and his paintings are included in several prestigious Public and Private Collections.

Kindly donated by John Kirby courtesy of Flowers Gallery.

 

If you would like to place a bid, please email the UK Youth Events Team at events@ukyouth.org with the lot number, title of the artwork and the maximum amount you wish to bid. 

Tickets for the exhibition are available here

This item will be auctioned live at the Mall Galleries, Wednesday 11th December at 19.45.

Oil on canvas

52 x 50cm 

John has spent his artistic career stripping away the defences behind which adults have learned to hide. His paintings describe the suffering of people squeezed into the straightjackets of religious, sexual and social norms. His haunting paintings, peopled by hybrid child-adults and transgendered, doll-like figures, point out the flaws in our rose-tinted view of childhood - and suggest that the child inside us may not be such a carefree spirit after all. John was born in Liverpool in 1949. He trained at Central St Martin and the Royal College of Art in London. He has exhibited extensively in Europe and the United States and his paintings are included in several prestigious Public and Private Collections.

Kindly donated by John Kirby courtesy of Flowers Gallery.

 

If you would like to place a bid, please email the UK Youth Events Team at events@ukyouth.org with the lot number, title of the artwork and the maximum amount you wish to bid. 

Tickets for the exhibition are available here

Art for Youth London Live Auction 2019

Sale Date(s)
Lots: 1.1 - 1.5
Lots: 2.1 - 2.7
Venue Address
Auction in association with UK Youth
United Kingdom

General delivery information available from the auctioneer

If you are a lot winner your item will be available for payment and collection from the Mall Galleries from when the auction ends until midday Saturday 14th December. 

A member of the team will be in touch with you if you do not collect on the evening of the relevant live auction.

If you have any questions, please email us at events@ukyouth.org or call us on 0203 137 3810.

Important Information

100% of any purchase through Art for Youth London auctions will go directly to the charity UK Youth.

If you would like to place a bid, please email the UK Youth Events Team at events@ukyouth.org with the lot number, title of the artwork and the maximum amount you wish to bid. 

The live auction for Lots 1.1 - 1.5 will continue on Tuesday 10th December at 7.30pm at The Mall Galleries, London, SW1 at the Art for Youth London 2019 Exhibition (NB: This is a private sponsors evening)

The live auction for Lot 2.1 - 2.7 will continue on Wednesday 11th December at 7.30pm at The Mall Galleries, London, SW1 at the Art for Youth London 2019 Exhibition 

Tickets for the Art for Youth London exhibition are available here

 

Terms & Conditions

The buyer of the artwork is responsible for the collection and/or delivery costs of artwork. If they are not present at the live auction the UK Youth Events Team will contact them after the auction to arrange payment and collection. 

If you have any questions please email the UK Youth Events Team at events@ukyouth.org or call us on 0203 137 3810

 

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Tags: Artwork, Painting